(으)ㄹ지도 모르다

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Adjective/Verb + (으)ㄹ지도 모르다: This pattern is equivalent to the phrase 'it might ~' or 'it may ~.' This pattern is when there is doubt about a certain fact and when something isn't known for sure.

Conjugation Rules

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: Adjective/Verb + (을)지도 모르다 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 늦을지도 모르다
Rule 2: Adjective/Verb + ㄹ지도 모르다 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem 올지도 모르다


Conjugation Examples

하다 → 할지도 모르다
가다 → 갈지도 모르다
늦다 → 늦을지도 모르다
먹다 → 먹을지도 모르다


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
비가 올지도 몰라요 It might rain polite informal form
시험에 떨어질지도 몰라. It might fail the exam. low form
만지면 개가 물지도 몰라요. The dog may bite you if you touch the dog. polite informal form
조심해. 뜨거울지도 몰라. Watch out. It may be hot. low form
너 후회할지도 몰라. You may regret. low form
그 사람들이 다시 올지도 몰라요. They might come again. polite informal form
그 사람은 나를 싫어할지도 몰라요. He may hate me. polite informal form
지은이는 도서관에 있지도 몰라. JiEun may be in library. low form
강이 매우 더럽기 때문에 물고기들이 곧 멸종할지도 모릅니다. Fish may soon die out because the river is very dirty. formal form
철수가 고향에 돌아갔을지도 몰라요. Chul Su may have gone back to his hometown polite informal form


Exceptions

  • Example

Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

See Also

red book 35

snu level 4 pg 18



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