Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Let us suppose that a hurricane is expected tomorrow in the place you are visiting.

Would it be better that you say either "I think it would be better to leave early." or "I think it might be better to leave early."

share|improve this question
    
There's no difference between your two examples. Concentrate on the first sentence in your question text, which is completely ungrammatical. –  FumbleFingers Mar 31 '12 at 20:55
    
@FumbleFingers - are you so kind to tell me what is wrong? Is it ungrammatical the future (It will arrive ...)? –  user19148 Mar 31 '12 at 21:00
1  
"[Let us] suppose that a hurricane is expected tomorrow in the place you are visiting". It's awkward to get "natural" phrasing for what you want to express there, but your version just looks like a word-by-word translation (from your native language, I suppose). –  FumbleFingers Mar 31 '12 at 21:05
    
@FumbleFingers - Yes, you are right, I have translated the first sentence word-by-word from my native language. Thank you so much. –  user19148 Mar 31 '12 at 21:11

1 Answer 1

up vote 5 down vote accepted

"I think it would be better" implies a stronger opinion than "I think it might be better".

"Might" is normally used when trying to make a suggestion respectfully, as in "You might consider packing an umbrella next time."

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.