May Versus Might

You may learn something.

Mignon Fogarty,
Episode #096

Web Bonus: List of Common Modals

  • Can

  • Could

  • May

  • Might

  • Must

  • Need to

  • Ought to

  • Shall

  • Should

  • Will

  • Would

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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 1994, p. 627.

"Some Common Solecisms,”The Economist.com Style Guide

Strumpf, M. and Douglas, A. The Grammar Bible. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2004,  p. 77.


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