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MightMight 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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