Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 21:56:44 -0500 From: "H Stephen Straight (Binghamton University, SUNY)" Subject: Re: may/might distinction On Tue, 19 Mar 1996, William King wrote: > We have a guest over at the moment. The jury of three -- NYC area, upstate > NY area, Cleveland area -- all found the sentence > "If he didn't have to run against Anderson as well as Nixon, Hubert > Humphrey may have been elected president of the United States." > to be off (or blinky). Your "NYC area" person may/might/must be from a different subarea than my students,/,/; but/but/0 most of the NYC speakers in my classes would -- I believe -- find the above sentence completely acceptable. Sorry. :-( H Stephen Straight, Dir, Lgs Across the Curric, Binghamton U (SUNY) Nat'l For Lg Ctr, Jan-Jun 96 VOX: 202-667-8100 - FAX: 202-667-6907 S-Mail: 1619 Mass Ave NW (at Scott Circle), Washington, DC 20036 ["sstraigh", not "sstraight"]