Let's look at the context.

Would you go if she called you?

Yeah. I might go.

Is it correct to use 'might' here rather than 'might have'? I think here 'might' is used as the past form of 'may'. Right?

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Yes, it's correct to use might.

It's a way of saying: **Yes I might go if she called me.

Might have is a short form of might have gone.

This answer would be correct if the question had been:

Would you have gone if she had called you?
Yes, I might have (gone).

This is a question in the hypothetical past - what might have happened if a situation had arisen. You will find lots of examples if you google it.

  • The sentence 'would you go if she called you' is a conditional sentence that refers to the present we are imagining. Right? Jul 27, 2020 at 17:15
  • I doubt the OP was asking about the hypothetical past, rather about the "might have to" form. Otherwise you are totally right in your answer. Jul 29, 2020 at 16:24

The difference between

  • I might go.
  • I might have to go.

Is the following:

  1. I might go - Means that there is a possibility that I will go.
  2. I might have to go - Means that there might occur a reason for me to go.
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    The first implies whether you go is your choice. The second implies whether you go is not your choice. Jul 30, 2020 at 4:08
  • @GorttheRobot Right, but not all right! In the second sentence you still have a choice not to go although you have to. Jul 30, 2020 at 4:41

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