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    Imagine

    <My sweet and respectful teachers> <1>'I can imagine you saying that' 'I can imagine him giving me permission to use his car'> The above sentences are correct? <2>Imagine that you are eating an ice cream/Imagine yourself eating an ice cream> These two sentences have the same meanings? <3>'I can imagine myself to be blind'. 'I imagine you to be older than me' 'Imagine yourself to be older than me'> These sentences are correct? regards!

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    Re: Imagine

    1 Unclear what comes after 'that' in the first part.
    2 Not to me- the fvirst should be in the past tense to show a wrong opinion I had.


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    Re: Imagine

    I'm sorry,i can't understand anything.I want respected anglika to teach me.I hope she is not busy.She teaches in a simple way.Waiting for her reply :) regards!

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    Re: Imagine

    'I can imagine you saying that' - Incomplete. What comes next? This is not a complete sentence so it cannot be correct until it is finished. There is no context to suggest that it fokllows on from anything.
    'I imagine you to be older than me'- This makes sense to me only if you put it into the past tense: 'I imagined you to be older than me'. This now says that you had an impression and know it to be wrong. If you want to talk about the present then you would probably use a different verb- I think/reckon/guess/believe

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