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    #1

    ....might perhaps say...

    If you ask non-Christian friends, Do you believe there is hell in the next world? they might perhaps say, I dont know."

    The above are my own sentences.

    Is 'perhaps' redundant?

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    Re: ....might perhaps say...

    "Perhaps" is redundant. The use of "might" suffices.

    I don't find the question very natural with "in the next world". Wouldn't they just ask "Do you believe hell/Hell exists?"?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Jun-2017 at 16:36. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ....might perhaps say...

    It's redundant, but it's the kind of thing you will hear people using when they want to suggest a very small chance.

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