may versus might

Devra at Devra at
Mon Jan 26 11:44:25 EST 2004

        A-ha! she cried.  I didn't respond to the may/might question because 
I was havkng a senior moment (CRAFT- can't remember a f******g thing), but 
your citation of the incorrect use reminded me.  'Might' is for a condition 
contrary to fact or truth, a hypothetical sort of condition.  Thus: It might have 
saved his life had he worn his helmet - but he didn't, so it didn't.  'May' 
thus logically is for possiblities and facts...   'I might go visit my friend 
tonight; she may offer me cookies."
     Getting muddled again

Devra Langsam
devra at
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