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    Excuse me, can we say "I have confidence to become a good teacher in the future"? Is there the collocation "have confidence to do something" in English? My dictionaries haven't listed such a collocation in them, but is it because of incomplete coverage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    Excuse me, can we say "I have confidence to become a good teacher in the future"? Is there the collocation "have confidence to do something" in English? My dictionaries haven't listed such a collocation in them, but is it because of incomplete coverage?
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    Richard
    In my opinion, I am confident that I will become a good teacher is the correct way to construct such a sentence.

    I have confidence is usually followed by in.

    I have confidence in my judgment.

    I have confidence in your abilities.

    I have confidence in the government's actions.


    I'm not a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    In my opinion, I am confident that I will become a good teacher is the correct way to construct such a sentence.

    I have confidence is usually followed by in.

    I have confidence in my judgment.

    I have confidence in your abilities.

    I have confidence in the government's actions.


    I'm not a teacher.
    Thanks, colloquium. Actually you don't need to be a teacher to teach me English. Being a native is enough already.
    Thanks again.
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    Excuse me, can we say "I have confidence to become a good teacher in the future"? Is there the collocation "have confidence to do something" in English? My dictionaries haven't listed such a collocation in them, but is it because of incomplete coverage?
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    I'd say " I have the confidence to become a good teacher in the future".
    It seems to imply "the necessary confidence".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd say " I have the confidence to become a good teacher in the future".
    It seems to imply "the necessary confidence".
    Thanks, Raymott.
    Richard

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