Joanne
May or Might

Watch your step or you _____ trip.

1. May

2. Might


Which is correct? And why?

May 7, 2018 6:06 AM
Comments · 6

I would also say "might" in that sentence.

I found a website that has a very good explanation of how to choose "may" or "might".  I hope you will find the website helpful.  If you still have questions after reading it, feel free to ask me.

https://writingexplained.org/may-vs-might-difference






May 7, 2018
I'm not certain which is grammatically correct, but I would say "might."

"May" also seems correct, but it sounds more formal to me and I wouldn't use it.

I could be wrong. Hope this helped.

May 7, 2018
This is an Answer Board question, not a Discussion question, but I’d say „might.“. Might is the subjunctive (or I think it’s called in English conjunctive) mode which expresses the unreal, or what is possible, but will not necessarily happen. May techically means „to be allowed to“ but it’s meaning has been so watered down that’s it’s used in a lot of variable ways. You’d sound fine saying „you may trip“ but that’s the active voice. Might throws more the sense of “possibly but not necessarily“ in the sentence, which makes it a better choice, because that’s really what you are saying. You’d get away saying „May“ however. 
May 8, 2018
Yup Farid, it means slip or stumble in this sentence =)
May 8, 2018

Hinative.com will help you is this case.

Is "Trip" here means Slip?

May 7, 2018
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Joanne
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Malay, Thai
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