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Could you explain to me the difference between may and might ?
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Anonymousthis is correct sentence please let you confirm.
No.

Can I come to your home? - Not formal.
May I come to your home? - Formal.
Might I come to your home? - Very formal, indirect, and deferential.

CJ
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Hi there!

I'm not Engish, I'm Hungarian.
However, in my understanding may means I could/would and might means I could, but haven't decided yet.
There may be a possibility (the person who say this, already have an idea).
There might be a possibility (the person who say this isn't sure, rather just guessing).

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Gabor
I want to find how can I use the may and might?
thanks a lot. Your explaination is very good
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Guauuuuuu you explanation enlighted my mind! EXCELLENT AND THE CLEAREST EXPLANATION I´ve found!!!
This thread goes on and on, and will doubtless go on into the future. Later posters don't bother to read what has been written before.

The simple answer is that there is no answer that is going to satisfy everybody. Personally, I observe the differences between may and might that were hammered in to me over fifty years ago in England. However, it's pretty pointless, because many native speakers don't recognise these differences.

It seems to me that, despite what the purists might argue, for native speakers on both sides of the pond:

can is very widely used and understood for permission: "Can I borrow the car this evening?"
might is very widely used and understood for possibility: "He might come tomorrow."

may is not part of the vocabulary of some native speakers.

For most learners, that is all they need to know, unless their teachers are insisting on differences that were clear to only a minority of speakers of BrE years ago.
I liked it. Very well explained.
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