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    #1

    I will have faith in seeing each other all the time

    I will have faith in seeing each other all the time.

    Is it correct for grammar?


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    Re: I will have faith in seeing each other all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    I will have faith in seeing each other all the time.

    Is it correct for grammar?
    See is not usually possible in the ing form.

    This is a possible alternative:

    I have faith that we will see each other all the time.

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    Re: I will have faith in seeing each other all the time

    I know the alternative but I wonder If I can use 'have faith in + verbing"


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    Re: I will have faith in seeing each other all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    I know the alternative but I wonder If I can use 'have faith in + verbing"
    I think the sentence is clearer with a conjunction.

    The sentence

    I will have faith in seeing each other all the time.

    is unclear. We wouldn't say: I will see each other. See each other requires a plural subject: they will see each other.

    The conjunction that allows the introduction of another clause with a plural subject (we) to agree with each other.

    This is also possible:

    I have faith that we will be seeing each other all the time.
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    #5

    Re: I will have faith in seeing each other all the time

    How about this:

    I will have faith in our seeing each other all the time


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    Re: I will have faith in seeing each other all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    How about this:

    I will have faith in our seeing each other all the time
    I think that looks okay.

    I, personally, wouldn't use it in such a context as it looks and sounds a little too formal for a friendly "keep in touch" type sentence.

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