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What does this "might have" mean? Davos had traded at Eastwatch in his smuggling days. The black brothers made hard enemies but good customers, for a ship with the right cargo. But while he _might have_ taken their coin, he had never forgotten how the Blind Bastard’s head had rolled across the Cobblecat’s deck. Source: Game of Thrones Hi, dear everyone. What does this "might have" mean? I'm very sure this "might have" doesn't refer to an imaginary/hypothetical situation nor does it refer to "likelihood". Thank you.
Nov 30, 2017 2:36 PM
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This is just a different way of saying "Even though he took their coin..." You are right that it is not hypothetical or referring to likelihood. It is saying that he *did* take their money. It is stylistically in line with this author's way of using English. Hope that helps. -Nancy
November 30, 2017
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