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    Dear sir,

    I read this sentence in the grammar book ' I can't imagine Peter going by bike'.
    So I try to make other sentences such as ' I can't imagine him going by bike' and transform to ' I can't imagine me going by bike'.

    Are these sentences are correct? I induced the Peter as an objective so changed to him and
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    I am waiting for your kind answer.

    Thank you.
    David Lee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halleyllee View Post
    Dear sir,

    I read this sentence in the grammar book ' I can't imagine Peter going by bike'.
    So I try to make other sentences such as ' I can't imagine him going by bike' and transform to ' I can't imagine me going by bike'.

    Are these sentences are correct? I induced the Peter as an objective so changed to him and
    me.
    I am waiting for your kind answer.

    Thank you.
    David Lee.
    For "me", it is "I can't imagine going by bike" (if this makes sense in context) or "I can't imagine myself going by bike."
    Last edited by Raymott; 25-Mar-2013 at 17:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halleyllee View Post
    Dear sir, (Unnecessary, overly formal and inappropriate to only address your posts to men.)

    I read this sentence in the grammar book 'I can't imagine Peter going by bike'.
    So I try tried to make other sentences such as 'I can't imagine him going by bike' and transform to 'I can't imagine me going by bike'.

    Are these sentences are correct? I induced(?) the Peter as an objective so changed to him and
    me.
    I am waiting for your kind answer.

    Thank you.
    David Lee.
    Welcome to the forum. Please see my amendments to your post above. I agree with the previous poster that "I can't imagine going by bike" would be the most natural, but "I can't imagine myself going by bike" would be understood.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you for your reply.
    Now I got a clear idea of the sentences.

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