Home >> English Grammar >> Might

Might

Understanding grammar is key to understanding a language.
English grammar tips with Gymglish, online English lessons.

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.

Taking your learning further

Still facing difficulties with 'Might'? Improve your English with Gymglish - try our English lessons for free now and receive a free level assessment!

Do you know any tips to avoid making mistakes with 'Might'? Share it with us!

Find out about other grammar rules. Improve your English further and test Gymglish, online English lessons.