A/V ~(으)ㄹ지도 모르다 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 January 11, 2022

By  Smriti

Today we'll be looking at the usage of " A/V ~(으)ㄹ지도 모르다 " Korean grammar point with some example sentences.


This pattern is equivalent to “may; might; perhaps; maybe; possibly etc.”

This grammar pattern is used when there is a doubt and something isn’t known for sure.

A/V ~(으)ㄹ지도 모르다 [ Korean Grammar ]
The basic conjugation rules are :

Adjective/Verb + (을)지도 모르다

When the stem ends ends with a vowel or ㄹ then (을)지도 모르다 is added in the end. 

Eg: 먹다 → 먹을지도 모르다

Adjective/Verb + ㄹ지도 모르다

When the stem ends with a consonant then ㄹ지도 모르다 is added in the end. 

Eg: 가다 → 갈지도 모르다

Lets see some example sentences :

1) Otherwise he might possibly have lost his life.

그렇지 않았더라면 그는 목숨을 잃었을지도 모른다

2) He may possibly recover.

그는 회복할지도 모른다

3) I´m afraid not.

그렇지 않을지도 모른다

4) It may be true for aught I know.

어쩌면 사실일지도 모른다

5) I may have been told that way.

내가 그렇게 말했을지도 모른다

6) She is over forty, I should think. 

그 여자는 40세가 넘었을지도 모른다

7) I am afraid I am wrong.

내가 틀렸을지도 모른다

8) He is right, I dare say.

그가 옳을지도 모른다

9) They´ll be here at any moment, so you'd better hurry.

그들이 언제 올지도 모르니 서둘러라

10) War becomes a probability.

쟁이 일어날지도 모른다

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