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    foresee - vb pattern

    Hi everyone

    my question is:
    what is the vb pattern following foresee?
    My Oxoford dictionary says foresee + that clause
    I found foresee + -ing form. Is it correct?


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    Re: foresee - vb pattern

    You can have things like I foresaw it happening.

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    Re: foresee - vb pattern

    In the present tense, the verb 'foresee' requires a subordinate clause to follow it. Such as 'I foresee that the weather will change' or I foresee the weather will change' they essentially the same except 'that' has been ellipsed in the second example (a common practice in English).

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