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    #1

    think him honest

    I think him honest.
    I think him to be honest.
    I think him an honest man.
    I think him to be an honest man.
    I think of him as an honest man.

    Hi,
    Do all of the above sound right and make sense to you? Thnks.

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    #2

    Re: think him honest

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisJian View Post
    I think him honest. I consider him honest.
    I think him to be honest. I consider him to be honest.
    I think him an honest man. I consider him an honest man.
    I think him to be an honest man. I consider him to be an honest man.
    I think of him as an honest man.

    Hi,
    Do all of the above sound right and make sense to you? Thanks.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: think him honest

    I have a bit of a different view and think 1 & 3 are OK. They may be a bit dated, though. The forms with consider are much more likely to be heard.

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    #4

    Re: think him honest

    What about the passive?

    He is thought to be honest.
    He is thought to be an honest man.

    Are they OK?

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    #5

    Re: think him honest

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    What about the passive?

    He is thought to be honest.
    He is thought to be an honest man.

    Are they OK?
    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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