Verbs of senses:
- I see him work in the garden.
- I see him working in the garden.
- I see him be in the garden (wrong) => I see that he is in the garden.
I consider him to work in the garden. Wrong
I consider him to be working in the garden.
I consider him to be in the garden. Wrong
But: I consider him to be a promising writer. – correct Sentence 3 is clear – to be doesn’t allow to follow a general rule with verbs of senses. Do all other verbs allow to use such a construction when the Object Complement is expressed as a NP only, as in sentence 5?
Why 4 and 6 are wrong?