Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 16:08:33 -0500 From: "Virginia P. Clark" 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