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How to understand the tense of this type of sentences

Let's look at the sentence: I might go to the market. We know that 'might' is the past form of 'may'. Also might is used to describe possibility in the present. Then what does the above sentence refer ...
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Is “I hate his doing that” old-fashioned?

I read a lot of classical novels although I am not a native speaker, and in Jane Austen’s or Louisa May Alcott’s, I see a lot of sentences like these: “I don’t like his insulting me” “I don’t feel ...
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Can “whatsoever” replace “at all”?

So I have difficulties to pronounce “at all” in English, and I was wondering if “whatsoever” meant the same thing, and if it could be used in a conversation. “He had no idea whatsoever.” “He had no ...
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Is the use of “one” as a gender-neutral pronoun current use in English?

I’d like to know whether the use of “one” - as a gender-neutral pronoun — is used by native speakers often. For example: “One should always tell the truth, if one wants to be respected.” Is this a ...
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Which of these sentence is correct given the subject of the sentence?

Which of these sentence is correct? “I am a person who likes their hair” (we conjugate with “person” we use “their” as a gender-neutral pronoun or do we put “his?”) “I am a person who like her hair” (...
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These two sentences have same meaning?

I wonder if 'to be' - to infinitive and 'being' are interchangeable in these sentences below. To be an engineer looked good. Being an engineer looked good. Do these sentences have the same meaning ...
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Sentence correctness with “in”

Is it correct to say "in" if you want to say you are talking without moving your lips? Or would you say this somehow differently? She is looking at my lips trying to find moves in them.