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    May & Might

    Is there any differences between these sentences? "I might win this lottery" - "I may win this lottery" Englishpage.com website says that "may" and "might" can express possibility in the future is it true? and in American English I heard that they say "may" when people want to express something.

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    Re: May & Might

    I'm one of the people who doesn't see much difference between "may" and "might" for future possibility.


    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    and in American English I heard that they say "may" when people want to express something.
    When people want to express what, exactly?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: May & Might

    JustAlilBit, I put your thread title into the Google Custom Search box at the top of the page and found dozens of threads on the same topic.

    Read a few of those first.

    Rover

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