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    #1

    Predict vs foresee

    I couldn't predict that would be.

    I couldn't foresee that would be.

    Do they have the same meaning?

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    Re: Predict vs foresee

    "Predict" and "foresee" are pretty much identical in that context but the ends of your sentences are ungrammatical. "that would be" doesn't work at the end. You could say something like "I couldn't predict/foresee that that would happen".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Predict vs foresee

    Should I use " that" twice?

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    #4

    Re: Predict vs foresee

    You could, but I would probably change the second that to "this".

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    Re: Predict vs foresee

    Yes, you can use "that" twice. Whether you use "this" or "that" depends on the context and other considerations.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Predict vs foresee

    I think the OP's intended meaning could be 'I couldn't predict/foresee how that would be', but I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Predict vs foresee

    Or 'I couldn't predict/foresee what would be/happen'

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    Re: Predict vs foresee

    Perhaps we should wait for a comment from the OP before we have any more guesses about what was intended.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Sep-2015 at 18:23.

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