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Is the following sentence correct? To my knowledge, "might" should precede "have", but in the following sentence (from this website), it has used in reverse process. Please explain.

These are most of the horse breeds one have might expected to encounter in the old west.

Is it fine to change the above sentence as

These are most of the horse breeds one might have expected to encounter in the old west.

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    The second sentence is correct. The first sentence is definitely wrong. ("might expected" doesn't work at all, though it is possible to use "have might" in a sentence that makes sense, e.g., "All of the horses I have might be expected to [something]". – nnnnnn May 17 '16 at 7:12
  • That's not the only sentence that is wrong (even horrible). Just because some wrote some sentences on a website in English doesn't mean they are all grammatically and syntactically correct. – user24743 May 17 '16 at 7:53
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Sounds like an error to me. You are right in that, it is might have and not 'have might'. The correct sentence will be as you have stated in the description:

These are most of the horse breeds one might have expected to encounter in the old west.

Might have and may have are verbs that are used to state that something might have happened now or in the past. For example:

They might have left now.

or,

They may have left an hour ago.

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