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    would have it to be

    Hi there everyone,

    "It rests with you to change it and make your future what you would have it to be."

    what does have it to be mean?
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    Re: would have it to be

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Hi there everyone,

    "It rests with you to change it and make your future what you would have it to be."

    what does have it to be mean?
    Thank you
    "Make your future what you would have it to be" = Make your future into the type of future that you would like it to be.

    The "to" is probably unnecessary. " ... what you would have it (to) be".

    It's not a common phrasing. More examples:
    I would have you be more careful in future = I would like you to be more careful in future.
    What would you have me do? = What would you like me to do; What do you expect me to do.

    What would you have your future to be?
    I would have my future to be rich in happiness, health and personal wealth.

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