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    figure on

    "I figure on going to Walmart." Can I use the Present Progressive here? "I'm figuring on......"

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    Re: figure on

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    "I figure on going to Walmart." Can I use the Present Progressive here? "I'm figuring on......"
    Yes.

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    Re: figure on

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    Yes.
    When I say "I figure on something.....",would it mean to you that I plan on something? Can I say "I figure on somebody...."? "I figure on him getting an A on the history exam."?
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    Re: figure on

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    When I say "I figure on something.....",would it mean that I plan on something? Can I say "I figure on somebod...."? "I figure on him getting an A on the history exam."?
    Yes, in the sense that you have or had a certain expectation that something would happen. It's quite an infomal expression.

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    Re: figure on

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Yes, in the sense that you have or had a certain expectation that something would happen. It's quite an infomal expression.
    Thanks. Would your answer refer to both "figure on something and figure on somebody"? Can I use it with the gerund? "Jake's throwing a party tonight. I figure on having a good time and meeting new people there."?

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    Re: figure on

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Thanks. Would your answer refer to both "figure on something and figure on somebody"? Can I use it with the gerund? "Jake's throwing a party tonight. I figure on having a good time and meeting new people there."?
    Yes you can.

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