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    #1

    "consider doing" or "consider to do"

    Usually, we use 'consider' like this: I consider doing that again. But regarding to the below, are all correct expressions?
    1. I consider it necessary to attend his birthday party.
    2. I consider to attend his birthday party necessary.
    3. I consider it no use attending his birthday party.
    4. I consider attending his birthday party no use.
    Thanks a lot. Here waiting for your replies.

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    Re: "consider doing" or "consider to do"

    1 and 3 are OK. I don't find 3 very natural, though.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: "consider doing" or "consider to do"

    Would 3 be natural if 'attending' was replaced with 'to attend'?

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    Re: "consider doing" or "consider to do"

    No, it wouldn't, Matthew.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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