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https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/might says:

  1. MODAL VERB

You use "might" to indicate that something could happen or be true in particular circumstances. (emphasis mine)

a) Your child might do better with a different teacher.

b) (He is) the type of person who might appear in a fashion magazine.

Q1) I think the condition for sentence a) is: "If she had a different teacher." Am I right?

Q2) What is the condition for sentence b)?

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    What if the child already has two teachers? Consider the following sentence: Your child might do better with the other teacher. The meaning of might hasn't changed, but the meaning of the sentence has … – Jason Bassford Jul 29 '20 at 20:39
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    For b) the condition can be very vague and general, a la "if the right circumstances arose". It just means that the speaker thinks it's within the realm of possibility (in this case, probably because "he" is a fashionable or avant garde person). – Kitkat Jul 29 '20 at 20:43
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    The conditions can be many different things. – Lambie Jul 29 '20 at 22:37

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