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    envision + as

    Do I say "I envision country A as a developed economy" or should I say "I envision country A a developed economy"?

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    #2

    Re: envision + as

    Why do you want to use the word "envision"? Do you know what it means?

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    Re: envision + as

    I was just going to use it to mean that I picture in my mind country A will become a developed economy in the future.
    Last edited by ostap77; 19-Sep-2014 at 15:35.

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    #4

    Re: envision + as

    'I envisage that country A will become a developed economy in the future.'── according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...glish/envisage

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    #5

    Re: envision + as

    I guess I would be talking about the verb 'to envision' not 'to envisage'. Does it take 'as'?

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    #6

    Re: envision + as

    Your first example was correct. "I envision XXX as YYY".

    I always envisioned my future husband as having the face of Brad Pitt, the body of Usain Bolt and the mind of Albert Einstein.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: envision + as

    So I can't leave out "as" as in "I always envisoned my future husband having the face of.....", right?

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    Re: envision + as

    No. You can't omit "as".

    I envisioned my future husband as having the face of ...
    I envisioned my future husband as a combination of Brad Pitt, ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: envision + as

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    the verb 'to envision' not 'to envisage'.
    'Envision ... [= envisage]'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/envision

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    Re: envision + as

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Envision ... [= envisage]'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/envision

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    Although that is true, envision is used much more widely than envisage. That's just the way it is. Language is funny that way. Words come into favor and disfavor. Good catch, though.


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