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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    sb or sb's

    1. I can hardly imagine ______ sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in five days.
    A. Peter B. Peter's C. him D. his
    Which one(s) do you suggest to be proper?

    2. Does "imagine sb to do sth" exist grammatically?

  2. teechar's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: sb or sb's

    1. A & C.
    2. Yes.
    For example, you can say: I can't imagine him to want to eat that withered apple.
    However, it is more standard to say: I can't imagine him wanting to eat that withered apple.

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    #3

    Re: sb or sb's

    xxwzs, please take the trouble to write 'somebody' and 'something' in full.

  3. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #4

    Re: sb or sb's

    I can't imagine him to want to eat that withered apple.

    I would never say that.

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