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Believe it or not, there is a subtle difference between “may” and “might”.
Yes, we know they both start with an “m”. There's still a difference.
Use “may” when you mean that something is likely to happen.
If you say you may be at Timmy's party on Friday night...
...you mean you're probably going to be there.
By the way, if you keep talking to Paula during class, your chemistry teacher may bean you
in the head with a dry-erase marker.
Especially if his name is Mr. White. Use “might” when you mean that something
isn't likely to happen.
You might win an all-expenses-paid trip to Cozumel for two...
...and Paula's parents might consent to letting her go with you. Yeah, keep dreaming.
And that's the rule on “may” and “might”. “May” means something is likely to happen...
...and “might” means flowers will bloom in hell first.
See you there, Mr. White…