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    May & Might

    Hello, today came day when I have to know everyting about "May & Might" Please explain me what's difference between them? My dictionary says that "Might" is past of "May". Besides, please explain me when people us them. My english teacher at school told me that "May" and "Might" doesn't have any difference, but when I did test I saw that they got the differences :) Regard.

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    Re: May & Might

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    I have to know everyting about "May & Might" Please explain me what's the difference between them? My dictionary says that "Might" is past of "May"..
    That is far too big a question for one thread, I am afraid. Here are just a a couple of ideas.

    Might does function as a past-tense form of may sometimes, especially in reported speech:

    "I may go there tomorrow".
    Paul said he might go there the following day.

    Some speakers use may for permission; most use can:

    May/can I use your computer, please?

    For some speakers, but only for some, might suggests a lesser possibility than might - We may/might come over tomorrow.For others, however, there is no difference between the two forms. There are some speakers who never use may at all.

    If you have specific questions, we'll do our best to answer them.

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    Re: May & Might

    Thanks for correcting, I would like to make good conclusion do I need use "May & Might" or not...

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    Re: May & Might

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    Thanks for correcting, I would like to make good conclusion do I need use "May & Might" or not...
    If you had read my last post, you would know that it is not possible to answer that general question.

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    Re: May & Might

    Enter your thread title into the Search box at the top of the page and you'll find links to many previous discussions of this topic.

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