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May vs. Might

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  Angbeen Chaudhary  —  Grammar Tips
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The two words may and might cause a lot of confusion in English and many writers aren’t sure when to use which one. A lot of people use them interchangeably, especially in speech, but is there really no difference between the two? Today I want to clear up any confusion between these two words and outline the unique characteristics of each of them. I will cover their functions within the sentence, the grammar behind each word, and give plenty of examples so you won’t ever mix them up again.

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May vs. Might

The word may originated from Old English mæg, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘have power’; related to Dutch mogen and German m

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