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    Default everything I could imagine

    "It did everything I could imagine a computer doing."

    I can't seem to get my head around the usage of the gerund "doing" in the above sentence.


    Below is what I rephrased the sentence and it seems more logical to me.
    But I don't know whether it's actually correct though.

    "It did everything I could imagine a computer could do."


    I am pretty sure the first sentence is right since I found it from an editorial.

    Could anyone then help me parse it?
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    Default Re: everything I could imagine

    "It did everything I could imagine a computer doing" is a valid sentence.
    "It did everything I imagined a computer could do" is also a possibility.

    John

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