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A. I imaged him perched on the edge of the sofa.

B. I imagined him perched on the edge of the sofa.

C. I portrayed him perched on the edge of the sofa.

D. I draw him perched on the edge of the sofa.

E. I pictured him perched on the edge of the sofa.

Q1) Are sentence A,B,C,D,E correct English?

Q2) In all the sentences A,B,C,D,E does "perched on the edge of the sofa" describe "him"?

Q3) Do A,B,C,D,E have the same meaning as A1,B1,C1,D1,E1 below?

A1. I imaged him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

B1. I imagined him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

C1. I portrayed him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

D1. I draw him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

E1. I pictured him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

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A. I imaged him perched on the edge of the sofa. We rarely/never use image as a verb lIke this.

D. The past tense of draw is drew.


Q1) Are sentence A,B,C,D,E correct English? Yes.


Q2) In all the sentences A,B,C,D,E does "perched on the edge of the sofa" describe "him"? Yes

Q3) Do A,B,C,D,E have the same meaning as A1,B1,C1,D1,E1 below? The sentences below are not natural English, so a native speaker is unlikely to say these.

In terms of meaning, the first thing that comes to my mind is that the picture show a strong person in the act of picking 'him' up and perching him on the edge of the sofa. I suppose the sentence might work if the context makes it clear that 'him' refers to a small child, ie someone who can actually be picked up and perched somewhere .

A1. I imaged him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

B1. I imagined him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

C1. I portrayed him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

D1. I draw him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

E1. I pictured him being perched on the edge of the sofa.

Clive