2

This question already has an answer here:

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?

marked as duplicate by ColleenV Nov 7 '17 at 12:16

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • @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
1

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).

-1

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".

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.