Might

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Might

Might is the past of may and allows us to express:

•  uncertainty, possibility or probability (it has a similar meaning to may, but gives an idea of greater uncertainty):
The kids might be hungry. It's possible that the children are hungry.
I thought you might like to have a cup of tea. I thought you may perhaps like to have a cup of tea.

•  To give or ask for permission in a very polite way:
Might I ask you a question sir? May I possibly ask you a question please, sir?

•  a polite suggestion:
You might call him tomorrow. Maybe you should call him tomorrow.


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