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1. I might go shopping later today.
2. I may go shopping later today.
Does the use of 'might' in the first sentence instead of 'may' in the second sentence indicate that there is less likelihood of my going shopping today?
Thank you very much.
Please elaborate whether the sentences mean the same thing since you say Engee is wrong. Or what is the difference in using 'may' and 'might'?
The two words do have different meanings, but in this particular example they mean the same thing.
May sometimes means have permission to, but there's nothing in your example to suggest that that's what it means here. Even if it did, it still has no bearing on probability, which is what you're asking about.
I can't speak to Engee's answer. Maybe they know something in Poland that I don't know here.
You haven't explained why you say Engee is wrong. Could you please elaborate on your reply?
Volcano1985 in that thread cited the British Council site as the source of his information, so I think you might get a really good grammar instead of me. I've got loads of such!