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    It's unthinkable to/for them to V

    It's unthinkable to them to consider severing the relationship or doing anything to jeopardize it. (Brian Mills, Three Times Three Equals Twelve, page 69)

    Can I say: It's unthinkable for them to consider severing the relationship or doing anything to jeopardize it?
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    Re: It's unthinkable to/for them to V

    Yes, you can.

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    Re: It's unthinkable to/for them to V

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    It's unthinkable to them to consider ...
    Could it mean 'It's unthinkable to them for people to consider ...'?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    It's unthinkable for them to consider ...
    Could it mean 'It's unthinkable to others for them to consider ...'?
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