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January 11, 2020 in
I don't quite understand your question.
'It may happen again.' (The example in the video lesson) is an example of point 1. A possibility in the present or future.
Why do you think that it doesn't match?
Sorry if I did anything wrong. Since your grammar seems so strict, I thought/felt that ‘may’ cannot be used in the same way as ‘might’ as a modal verb of possibility.
‘may’ is stronger, and so couldn’t be used in the perfect.
I had better first looked up those grammar points in a good grammar book which says: ‘Oxford Practise Grammar: Chapter 53, May have, might have and could have’. These modal are used to say that possibly something happened in the past.
He may have got lost. (= Perhaps he has got lost)
You might have left your keys at work. (= Perhaps you left them at work)
Someone could have stolen them. (= It is possible that someone stole them.)
That's perfectly o.k!
I'm glad it's all clear for you now.
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