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    I deem it ...

    Hello,

    Can I use the sentence below without sounding dated?

    "I deem it necessary to help him."

    I am asking because I have found "I deem it ... " chiefly in older literature.

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: I deem it ...

    It doesn't sound dated to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I deem it ...

    It sounds like somebody from the nineteenth century to my American ears.
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    Re: I deem it ...

    It sounds a bit formal to me, though current.

    I last heard it six days ago when a cabin crew member announced 'The captain has deemed it necessary to switch on the fasten seat belts sign'.

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