Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 16:08:33 -0500

From: "Virginia P. Clark" vpclark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNU.UVM.EDU

Subject: may/might distinction (or *non*distinction)

I strongly agree with Ronald Butters and Peter McGraw. Sentences

that have "may" where I expect "might" (can't say "where there should be

'might'" because I know better) actually make me "trip" in reading--I have

to go back to the beginning of the sentence to see what's happening. I have

been feeling guilty about my reaction--now I'm going to stop that.

Virginia Clark

University of Vermont