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  1. B45
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    So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might do.

    So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with:

    So this is what I may/might do. Go to the ball game on Saturday with my cousins and take my brother to church on Sunday.

    Those are all high probability activities but may just sounds so awkward here. Is might okay here?

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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    "Might" is more natural. There are still some people who associate "may" with permission rather than possibility. If the things you listed are a high probability, I would expect to hear something like "So here's what I'll probably do - go to the ball game, ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    I would go with "will probably do." Both modals sound too "iffy".

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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    And I would use Emsr2d2's punctuation rather than the period after do.

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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    And I wouldn't reply to a "So, ..." question with a "So, ..."answer. In this case, "Well, ..." would be common.

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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    Well, you are right.

    Well, this is what I may/might do. Go to the ball game on Saturday with my cousins and take my brother to church on Sunday.

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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    Do we take it you weren't convinced by our comments about neither "may" nor "might" seeming to be appropriate in the context you gave, or by our suggestions about changing the punctuation?
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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    Well, this is what I'll probably - Go to the ball game on Saturday with my cousins and take my brother to church on Sunday.
    Last edited by B45; 11-Jun-2015 at 21:14. Reason: Punctuation

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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    You still haven't followed the recommendations about punctuation in posts #2 and #4.
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    Re: So what's your plan for Saturday? I respond with: So this is what I may/might d

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Well, this is what I'll probably do - go to the ball game on Saturday with my cousins and take my brother to church on Sunday.
    MNY

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