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I have confusion in below 2 statements.

A) I may have missed that information.
B) I might have missed that information.

I wanted to say I possibly missed that information "in past" to someone.
So at that time may OR might which one should I use?

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  • @user178049 - Do you have a reference for that? Everything I've ever seen says may can be used in the past tense. – stangdon Jan 13 '17 at 13:24
  • You can use either one. It's the have that lets us know you're talking about past time. – AmE speaker Jan 15 '17 at 2:39
  • This question has nothing to do with the subjunctive or the past perfect and those tags should be removed. – AmE speaker Jan 15 '17 at 2:40

You can use either, both mean there was a "possibility" that you missed it

I may have missed that information (when they said it).
I might have missed that information (when they said it).


Though they are both correct, "I might have missed that information" is more correct. "Might" is better usage here because it happened in the past. Also, using "may" sounds a bit stiff and formal here. If anything, I'd recommend using "might".

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