1) I might beat this cancer yet.
2) I might still beat this cancer.

Is there any difference between the meanings of '1' and '2'?

3) Our team might win yet.
4) Our team might still win.

Is there any difference between the meaning of '3' and '4'?

Gratefully,
Navi

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Hello, Navi,

To make the sentences synonymous, it would be better to place "still" right after the subject (before the modal): "Our team still might win" <--> "Our team might win yet"; "I still might beat this cancer" <--> "I might beat this cancer yet."

With "still" placed where you have it, after the modal but before the verb ("Our team might still win"; "I might still beat this cancer"), it is as if there were an implicit "in spite of" or "regardless of" or "even with," etc.

  • Our team might still win, no matter what they say.
  • I might still beat this cancer. Doctors have been wrong before.

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