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Might A; maybe A; perhaps A
   もしかして ちが  かもしれない  
Uh..I might have made a mistake.
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うう         している        
Oh, I feel like throwing up. I think I might be pregnant.
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   かもしれない  
It may rain tomorrow.
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      かもしれない  
She may not come.
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        かもしれない  
He may not be happy.
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       かもしれない  
He may have said so.
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それ    かもしれない  
It may be true.

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もしかすると/もしかしたら AVerb: Casual
 
もしかすると/もしかしたら Aい adjective
 
もしかすると/もしかしたら Aな adjective
 
もしかすると/もしかしたら ANoun
 
 
かもしれない
Basic Examples:
かもれない (maybe (I'll) say (it))

かもれない (might be cold)

かもれない (maybe safe)

かもれない (perhaps snow)

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FoeNyx
Level: 251
(1 month ago)

In polite speech : かもしれません

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(3 years ago)
In casual speech, there are a few possible contractions for かもしれない:
— かも
— かもしんない
— かもしれん (more masculine, maybe a bit rough)
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mysticfive
Level: 1141
(13 years ago)
This pattern is commonly used when you're not really sure - so if you think about a level of surety, think of 「にいない」or「」at the top (definitely),「でしょう」/「だろう」afterward (probably), and then 「かもれない」,「」,「かしら」and「かな」(maybe) afterward.
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Level: 1
(13 years ago)
In casual speech, かもれない is often shortened to just かも.

Example:

くかも。 (くかも → くかもれない)
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This needs to be confirmed by someone who has more knowledge about grammar that I do, but from what I’ve read so far is that in past tense the construction for nouns are (Noun + だったかもしれない) and for Na-adjectives it’s (na-adjective + なのかもしれない)

退なのかもしれない & だったかもしれない

Or am I misunderstanding things?
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13 years ago
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Site admin
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In past tense form, it's だった for both Nouns and na-adjectives.
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13 years ago
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Right, got it.

I saw a sentence like なのかもしれない。so that confused me at one point.
Now I see that なの actually function as a noun. So it makes sense now.
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Thanks, added it in.
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