May or Might
It is important to keep May and Might clear in your writing or conversation. 'Might' is also the past tense of 'may'.
- May applies to situations that are, or could be possible.
- Might applies to situations with less probability.
May is more factual.
- You may lose your job, if do this.
- We may go on a trip to Dubai, but we still haven't decided.
- You may come for dinner, but my cooking is appalling.
- May I have another cup of tea?
Might suggests that there is a small possibility of something happening or occurring.
- If we hurry, we might catch that bus.
- If we go on a trip to Kenya, I might go on a safari.
- You might win the lottery, and then all your financial worries will be over.
- Might I ask you a favour?