What is the differences between may and might?
“May” indicates that you are more likely to do something. I may go to the store means I probably will go to the store. “Might” suggests that you are less likely to do something. I might go to the store means it’s unlikely that I’ll go to the store.
What is the difference between may have and might have?
May have been and might have been mean the same thing in American English, and are nearly always interchangeable. These two sentences are equivalent, for example: I may have been taking a shower when you called. I might have been taking a shower when you called.
Where we use might and may?
Here is the breakdown: Use “may” when something is more likely to happen. Use “might” if something is less likely to happen or in a hypothetical situation.
Is it may think or might think?
Right away we notice that might deals with situations that are speculative or did not actually happen, i.e. hypothetical, whereas may deals with situations that are possible or could be factual. An easy way to express/remember this difference is that might suggests a lower probability than does may.
How do you use might in a sentence?
Might sentence example
- It might have done damage inside.
- We might have done something to help you.
- If you could see a way it might be possible, then it must be possible.
- This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
- Either situation might be the case.
- No one knows what the mother might do.
What is the difference between May might and must?
May shows the speaker is not sure in the present moment: “She may be making a video.” May changes to might to express a possible state in the past: “She might have stayed home.” Finally, must expresses a strong certainty: “She must be working there.”
How do you use might and may?
‘May’ vs. ‘Might’: What’s the Difference?
- “May” suggests a high degree of probability.
- “Might” suggests a lower probability.
- “Might” is appropriate for past tense.
- “May” is better for the present tense.
- “May” can express permission.
- “Might” will help clarify that permission is not a factor.
How do you teach may and might?
‘may’ and ‘might’
- Level: beginner.
- We can use may not to refuse permission or to say that someone does not have permission, but it is formal and emphatic:
- We use might when we are not sure about something in the present or future:
- Level: intermediate.
- We use may have and might have to make guesses about the past:
Where do we use might?
We use might when we are not sure about something in the present or future: I might see you tomorrow. It looks nice, but it might be very expensive.
Is Might past tense of May?
Since “might” is the past tense of “may,” you would use might in place of may when referring to something in the past, irrespective of the degree of probability that something actually happened: Peter and Jane might have fallen in love at first sight.
When to use might or may?
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Which is correct may or might?
– If you hurry, you might get there on time. – If I had shown up on time, I might have kept my job. – If I win the lottery, I might buy a F
When to use can or may?
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What is the difference between will, would, May?
When to Use Could. What does could mean? Could is a verb with many senses.