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1. Please explain me whether I can use the following sentences without the change in meaning.
I never imagined him being so stupid.
I never imagined him to being so stupid
2. Is my understanding correct that both sentences convey the idea that he is being stupid as the moment. In other words, I will be wrong saying that I never imagined him being so stupid if I would like to say that he has an inherent desease. And the only right way will be I never imagined him to be so stupid (being so stupoid and being so stupid) will be not correct.
Thank you. You have noticed that I never imagined him to being so stupid is incorrect.
Can I use I never imagined him to be being so stupid instead. Thank you.
Thank you. Can you please explain to be a little bit further. Why cannot we use "I never imagined him to be being so stupid" as continuous form infinitive. I would like to reflect that he is behaving like a stupid person at the moment using this structure. Thank you.
But can I say "I cannot imagine him to be playing football". Thank you.