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    envisage x ponder

    I often _______________ what I would do if I won a lot of money.
    Which verb fits better: envisage or ponder? Why?

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    Re: envisage x ponder

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    I often _______________ what I would do if I won a lot of money.
    Which verb fits better: envisage or ponder? Why?
    They could both work.

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    Re: envisage x ponder

    I would say "ponder," cause it seems to be about thinking. I would say "envision" if I already had a clear idea. "Envisage" is an odd word to me.

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    Re: envisage x ponder

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would say "ponder," cause it seems to be about thinking. I would say "envision" if I already had a clear idea. "Envisage" is an odd word to me.
    Perhaps this is a BrE/AmE thing. 'Envisage' is far more natural to me than 'envision. Although I agree with bhai that 'envisage' is possible, I would find 'try to envisage' more natural.

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