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Will vs. might #1 (permalink) Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:57 am   Will vs. might
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #58 "Chit Chat: At the restaurant", question 2

Diner: I was thinking I ......... try the soup.

(a) can
(b) will
(c) ought to
(d) might

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #58 "Chit Chat: At the restaurant", answer 2

Diner: I was thinking I might try the soup.

Correct answer: (d) might
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Why don't we say will instead of might?

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Might #2 (permalink) Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:12 am   Might
 

Hi Evren,

Will wouldn't work here after I was thinking. If you wanted to show the same idea, it would have to be: I was thinking I would try the soup. You need might here to show that this would probably be the choice.

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Might #3 (permalink) Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:03 am   Might
 

Hi,

Why cannot use 'ought to'?

Thank you
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Will vs. might #4 (permalink) Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:56 am   Will vs. might
 

Yes, I agreed with Zellzacks
How about 'ought to' Can we use it ?
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Will vs. might #5 (permalink) Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:58 am   Will vs. might
 

If you use " ought to " then you negate the thinking about it. You are removing the thought and replacing it will a strong compulsion.

" I think you should try the soup. You may like it."

" You ought to try the soup, you'll like it."
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Will vs. might #6 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 21:07 pm   Will vs. might
 

why not " can"?
I thought the answer could be "I was thinking I can try the soup"
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Will vs. might #7 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 22:29 pm   Will vs. might
 

And i think so...
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Will vs. might #8 (permalink) Mon Jul 02, 2012 19:11 pm   Will vs. might
 

Yes, I think of the same way. Why I cannot use "can" ? Regards.
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Will vs. might #9 (permalink) Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:16 am   Will vs. might
 

Please, I could say the sentence this way? "I was thinking I could try de soup". Thanks.
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Will vs. might #10 (permalink) Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:54 am   Will vs. might
 

You could say 'I was thinking I could try the soup' if that were an option in the test.
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