也许我并不是一个聪明的女人，但是普通常识我还是有的。表示possibility，可以作与例句1相同的分析。也可以认为这种possibility含有让步的意味，特别是与not搭配并与but呼应时.又如:He may not talk fine, but he is honest.他也许说得不动听，但他是讲老实话。The shoes may slightly pinch, but I like their style.鞋可能稍微有点夹脚，但我喜欢它的式样。
钻探石油有很大的偶然性，钻头可能到了离油很近的地方而没有碰到油;另一方面，也可能在相当浅的地方打出油来。两个may都表示possibility.但如细心分析原句，两个may的色彩略有不同。第一个may可以意译为perhaps;第二个may暗示某种能力.有时也暗示潜势。又如:A woman with fair opportunities, and without absolute humpmay marry whom she likes. (Thackery)机运颇佳的女A，即便没有费多大的劲，也能嫁个如意郎君。
(美)国会有权决定选择选举人的时间。!表示含有威严感的permission，另见第5,6句。也可以认为它表示obligation or function,
你最好将这些拉丁字划掉，使一般人能够看傲。表示possibility。也可以说它表示purpose contingency orresult，尤见于表示这些含义的从句中。
She might have been pretty once, but now she was stout andher hair was untidy. (R. Zacks)
The Hondurans believed that their country might have beeninvolved in the trouble. It might have slipped into a specialar.
Foster's anger, which might have been considerable, was aimedprimarily ai the prying strangers and the press. She mighthave been scarred not by Hinckley's love-hate obsession but bythe clamor during the months that followed the shooting.
Might one reason why they moved into the country be toprevent a new spread or anti-American wave?
If I might accompany you as far as the hotel, "he suggested,"and call for you again at about ten o'clock... (K. Mansfield)
You might have let me know the boss was in a foul temper!
You might not have flunked out if you'd worked harder.
Thoughtfully he took the pint from his pocket, unscrewed themetal cap, and sipped the whisky delicately, running his tongueinside the bottle neck, and then around his lips, to gather inany flavour that might have escaped him. (J. Steinbeck)