Might and May are
similar modal verbs. But
they are a little different.

This lesson shows you
how you can use both
these modals in your
English communication.
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Might and May

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May and Might are modal verbs that are used to show
possibility. They act like the word "maybe". This means the
speaker is not sure of the outcome.  

Here is an example conversation with might and may.

Tom:        Will you go to the party tonight?
Kathy:      Maybe.

OR

Tom:        Will you go to the party tonight?
Kathy:      I
might go to the party tonight.  

Tom:        Will you go to the party tonight?
Kathy:      I
may go to the party tonight.  


May and Might are used in conditional sentences, especially
the
2nd Conditional and the 3rd Conditional.

This is an example of might with the second conditional:       
  • If I won the lottery, I might travel. However, I don’t know
    for sure. I might also buy a house.


The difference between
may and might is that may is more
formal. So, these two examples are the same, ut the second is
a little more formal.

I might eat dinner late tonight.
I may eat dinner late tonight.

May is also used for permission. You can find out more about
how to use may for permission here:

Modal Verbs for Permission Lesson

Here are some tests that use may and might:

Modal Verbs for Possibility Test
Modal Verbs for Possibility Test 2
Modal Verbs Test
Modal Verbs Test 2