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    some construction with AS

    I am interested to know whether it is possible to use the infinitive after as in this sentence:

    1) I have never conceived (regarded) him as to have a job.

    (which means: I have never conceived (regarded) him as having a job.)

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    #2

    Re: some construction with AS

    It doesn't work for me.

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    #3

    Re: some construction with AS

    I find that use of "conceived" odd too but certainly neither of those sentences works.

    I have never thought of him as having a job.
    I have never conceived of his having a job.
    I cannot conceive of his ever having a job.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: some construction with AS

    'I have never envisaged him having a job.'
    Does it work?

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