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    Re: How old were you being

    Hi Alex!

    I am no teacher!

    You can use your being in the passive progressive form:

    The streets are being built.
    The streets were being built.

    Here you need being to form the passive.

    When you ask for a fact in the past, use the simple past.

    As always, correct me when I am wrong

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    Re: How old were you being

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    I am sorry I didn't understand this part. There are no verb after might and I haven't encountered such grammar structure so far.
    Could you please clarify?

    Thanks, Alex.
    ... might just about work. -- The verb is "work."

    I don't have the right size drill bit, but this might work. -- It could serve the purpose it was needed for.

    If I am even more doubtful, I might change it to "might just about" work. I don't really have the right color lipstick to go with that dress, but this color might just about work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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