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    #1

    "How do you see yourself 5 years from now?"

    Which verb tense should I use to answer this question? Which is correct?

    a. I would devote myself to learning English./ I would devote myself to this company.

    b. I would have devoted myself to learning English by that time/ I would have devoted myself to this company by that time.

    c. I would have had devoted myself to ....

    Or... Is it also okay to use the present tense? I'm already a fluent English speaker by that time.


    Thanks.
    Last edited by munchkin2618; 15-Jul-2011 at 20:27.

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    Re: "How do you see yourself 5 years from now?"

    "I'd like to be a fluent English speaker."
    I"ll be a devoted employee of this company."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "How do you see yourself 5 years from now?"

    We usually say "Where do you see yourself X years from now," not how. The answer to how would be, with a time machine, or in the mirror...

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