1. ## might/may

Your brother mentioned that you may be interested, or Your brother mentioned that you might be interested.

2. ## Re: might/may

The word may sometimes indicates a slightly higher degree of certainty than the word might.

3. ## Re: might/may

Hello!
Could you give me the levels of certainty from 0 - 100 %...
like that might, may...

4. ## Re: might/may

Originally Posted by blouen
Hello!
Could you give me the levels of certainty from 0 - 100 %...
like that might, may...

you cannot measure it like that! Its not an exact science:)

In that above context i would use the latter option - i'd go for "might"

5. ## Re: might/may

To express degree of probability (Something will happen in the future):

Certainty in negative(0%)

Uncertainty(30 - 70%)
may, might, could, may not, might not (in this category, the percentage of "may" is greater than "might")

Expectation(80%)
should, ought to, be likely to, shouldn't, ought not to, be unlikely to

Deduction( 95- 100%)
Certainty (positive) :must - Possibility :may/might/could
Certainty (negative): can't

Certainty (certain will happen)(100%)
will, be certain to, has to, has got to

Hope this may help.

6. ## Re: might/may

Originally Posted by albertino
To express degree of probability (Something will happen in the future):

Certainty in negative(0%)

Uncertainty(30 - 70%)
may, might, could, may not, might not (in this category, the percentage of "may" is greater than "might")

Expectation(80%)
should, ought to, be likely to, shouldn't, ought not to, be unlikely to

Deduction( 95- 100%)
Certainty (positive) :must - Possibility :may/might/could
Certainty (negative): can't

Certainty (certain will happen)(100%)
will, be certain to, has to, has got to

Hope this may help.
Thank you very much!!! This perfectly is what I'm looking for!!! Thanks a lot!!!

One more, how about degrees of greatness like good, great, awesome, superior,...

7. ## Re: might/may

Originally Posted by Unregistered
Your brother mentioned that you may be interested, or Your brother mentioned that you might be interested.
Your brother mentioned that you might be interested. This sentence is correct because the rule of sequence of tenses works here.

8. ## Re: might/may

Originally Posted by blouen
Thank you very much!!! This perfectly is what I'm looking for!!! Thanks a lot!!!

One more, how about degrees of greatness like good, great, awesome, superior,...
I think all these adjectives may not be meaurable as the modals given.
However, I will put them in the following order by referring to Longman Langauge Activator:

Nice < Good < great/brilliant/marvellous/wonderful/fantastic/terrific/excellent < amazing/incredible < perfect

9. ## Re: might/may

Thanks Albertino!!!

that helps...

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