I came across this interesting question:
I know that there are already other discussions about it. But, as you know, a different context often changes a meaning of a sentence,.. and I'm struggling on MIGHT/WOULD one more time.
I wondered whether the modal "might" can have the same meaning as "would" in the following sentences:
Lyn might have been sending texts consecutively for 15 minutes.
We saw a police helicopter overhead yesterday morning.
Really? They might have been looking for those bank robbers.
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I'm not sure about the first one because "might" makes me think only of something Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't know, but he thinks possible, whereas "Would" makes me think that the Lyn's work (sending text) had been arranged before. Therefore Sir Ferguson expected Lyn to do that. What do you think about it?