Student or Learner
Could any body check the following sentence
I thought you may have given me a wrong number or I thought you might have given me a wrong number
I know that I asked this question before but still I have some problem in understanding its proper use. I would highly appreciate if you could help me please.
something that may happen is more likely than something that might happen.
Might: To express a possibility that's smaller than may.
''I brought him a sandwich because I thought he might be hungry''.
The rain might stop right now( something that I'm not sure it will happen).
May: To express greater possibility than might.
'' If my best friend invites me to the party, I may be there.
Last edited by Joseph_learner; 17-Oct-2011 at 22:57.
NOT A TEACHER
(1) You are a learner; I am a learner. We learners like rules, don't we!
(2) Here is a rule that some people (repeat: some people) like. You may want to
follow this rule: If the main verb is in the past, then change all the other verbs to
the past (in most cases).
(3) I think that you are nice.
I thought that you were nice.
I think that it is going to rain.
I thought that it was going to rain.
I think that he will come.
I thought that he would come.
I think that he may/might have given me the wrong number.
I thought that he might have given me the wrong number.
(4) As the other posters have told you, not everyone would use this rule with your sentence.
Some would, however. It is your decision to make.