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Possibility of past tense what is the difference between,they might have been died and they must have died..
Jan 13, 2016 9:08 AM
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I don't think you should be looking at the tenses if you want to know the differences between these sentences. The first option is wrong. *They might have died. (If you wanted to use "have been" => They might have been dead.) Look at "might." In this situation, "might" is equal to "maybe." It's uncertain. We do not know if they are dead, but there is a possibility that they are. They must have died. "Must" indicates something that is logically likely, something that's very nearly certain. They have to be dead; that's what makes more sense.
January 13, 2016
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