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    #1

    Anna envisaged her boyfrriend

    I am wondering if I could use "envisage" instead of "imagine" in my sentence.

    Anna envisaged her boyfriend coming to her birthday with a bouquet of flowers and a gift.

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    #2

    Re: Anna envisaged her boyfrriend

    It's OK.

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    #3

    Re: Anna envisaged her boyfrriend

    "Envisioned" is the form I would expect to see.

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    #4

    Re: Anna envisaged her boyfrriend

    Yep. I've never even heard anyone use the word envisaged​!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: Anna envisaged her boyfrriend

    I prefer "envisage" in the above context. I would use "envision" to talk about some theoretical/grandiose vision.

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    #6

    Re: Anna envisaged her boyfrriend

    For me, only imagined​ is natural there.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Anna envisaged her boyfrriend

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Yep. I've never even heard anyone use the word envisaged​!
    I use it quite regularly, in the present tense at least.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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