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    #1

    might and would

    What is the difference between might and would?

    You would have faced power cut in your area.
    You might have faced power cut in your area.

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    #2

    Re: might and would

    If the electricity generator in your town had broken down, you would have faced a power cut in your area. Strong possibility.

    If one of the electricity generators in your town had broken down, you might have faced a power cut in your area. Weak possibility.

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    #3

    Re: might and would

    Can you explain me why this 'if' clause is required here?

    I want to say this sentence alone. Is it correct to say as below?

    I think you would have faced a power cut in your area.

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    #4

    Re: might and would

    Yes. And I read "would have" in this sense as a near certain fact.

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