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  1. Dany's Avatar

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    #1

    "think" or "consider"

    Which one is more used.

    1.) Do you really think the defendant guilty?
    2.) Do you really consider the defendant guilty?


    Thanks for your help,
    Dany

  2. Mister Micawber's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: "think" or "consider"

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    The second is common; the first is also common if you insert an 'is' after 'defendant'.
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  3. Dany's Avatar

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    #3

    Re: "think" or "consider"

    Thank you for your answer. But now I have a question again.

    Why do I have to insert an "is" after defendant in the first sentence, but not in the second?
    I'm a little confused


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    #4

    Re: "think" or "consider"

    Because with consider most common construction is to consider smb. adjective(guilty,stupid)

  4. Lenka's Avatar

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    #5

    Re: "think" or "consider"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany View Post
    Thank you for your answer. But now I have a question again.

    Why do I have to insert an "is" after defendant in the first sentence, but not in the second?
    I'm a little confused

    I believe it's very similar to German, isn't it?

    1) Ich glaube, dass er ... ist. / Ich glaube, er ist ...
    2) Ich finde ihn ...

    (Well, finden can't be translated as "consider"... But the grammar is similar ;). I'm sorry - my German is too bad, so I can't help you. Maybe I made mistakes even in the schort "sentences" I've just written (in German))

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