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    dream about/make it clear

    He dreamed about a University in his city.

    Does it mean he planed or at least tried to start the project of a University there? If not waht would be the apropriate word?

    You are a visionary! Your history will make it clear.

    Does it work? Is it formal standard english?

    Thanks

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    Re: dream about/make it clear

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    he dreamed about a university in his city.

    does it mean he planed or at least tried to start the project of a university there? If not waht would be the apropriate word?
    no, by itself, the sentence merely means that he literally dreamed about a university in his city. Figuratively, it means he really wished that there was a university in his city, or he hoped there would be one in the future. It could possibly be part of a paragraph about a person who planned to build a university in the city, but the sentence doesn't imply that.

    If you want an appropriate word, why not say, "he dreamed of building a university in his city". "his vision including the planning of a university for his city".

    you are a visionary! Your history will make it clear.

    does it work? Is it formal standard english?
    "your history" is probably the wrong phrase.
    "history will make it clear". Or
    "your future will make it clear".

    thanks
    r.

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    Re: dream about/make it clear

    Thanks Ray, you are so nice.

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