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The earthquake may/might have caused the building's collapse.

Can anyone explain which is grammatically correct, may or might, in the above sentence?
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vishwa123 wrote:
The earthquake may/might have caused the building's collapse.

Can anyone explain which is grammatically correct, may or might, in the above sentence?

They're both correct. They just mean slightly different things.

The earthquake may have caused the building's collapse. It's a possibility that I am considering.

The earthquake might have caused the building's collapse. It's possible but not likely.
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Re: May vs Might   [#permalink] 31 Jul 2012, 21:59
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