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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."

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  • There's no difference between your two examples. Concentrate on the first sentence in your question text, which is completely ungrammatical. Mar 31, 2012 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, 2012 at 21:00
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    "[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). Mar 31, 2012 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, 2012 at 21:11
  • Define better. The two mean different things. Asking which would be better is like asking which would be better: eating a carrot or flying a kite. The question should be closed because it is primarily opinion-based.
    – Drew
    Feb 3, 2016 at 2:27

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"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."

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