Monday, December 5, 2011

Grammar tip: Might versus may

"May" implies permission to do something:;
My parents said I may go to the prom.
My mom said I may not wear my torn jeans to school.
"Might" means that something is possible: 
The school board might vote to allow torn jeans in school. 

I might get an interview with George Clooney. 

1 comment:

  1. Great tip! I have re-written sentences multiple times, trying to see which one sounds best. This guide is much simpler than second-guessing myself.