If I share my teacher's instructions with a friend from another class do I say
"It may be different for different classes though" or "It might be different for...".

Is there a way to know which one to use when?

  • Might fits the future and you are making a prediction. Mar 14, 2022 at 4:41
  • Either is fine. Mar 14, 2022 at 8:18
  • 1
    For many speakers (especially younger ones) ,"might" is no longer the preterite of "may", but a distinct lexeme that is largely interchangeable with "may".
    – BillJ
    Mar 14, 2022 at 9:45
  • He may come. There is the possibility he will come. He might come, The possibility is not as strong.
    – Lambie
    Mar 14, 2022 at 16:38

1 Answer 1


Both are correct. You can use either.

May and might are used to talk about possible actions or happenings. They mean the same. It doesn't matter whether we use 'may' or 'might'.

He may be going to London.= He might be going to London.

She may be able to give you some money.= She might be able to give you some money.

[Some people think that 'might' is used to talk about a smaller chance than 'may'.]

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