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    MIGHT BE or COULD BE

    Am I correct in saying that in the following sentences we can say either might or could?

    The phone is ringing. It might/could be Tim.

    Take your umbrella. It might/could rain.

    Is might used when talking about just one person/item and is could only used when talking about one of many people/items?

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    Re: MIGHT BE or COULD BE

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Am I correct in saying that in the following sentences we can say either might or could? You are right due to there is only a different degree of certainty between could (75%) and might (25%).

    The phone is ringing. It might/could be Tim.

    Take your umbrella. It might/could rain.

    Is might used when talking about just one person/item and is could only used when talking about one of many people/items? Both are used to talk about not only specific stuff but also about all.
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