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I came across the following sentence:

ばかものに考えているに思えた。

Which was translated as:

Seemed to believe in stupid things.

Now, the first に states IN WHAT someone seemed to believe. We can put this one aside. What is the role of the second one? I would expect for the two verbs to be related through a と particle. So can you help me define the meaning in which に connects two verbs like these?

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    「ばかものに考えているに思えた。」 makes no sense and it is difficult to discuss how a word is used in a sentence that makes no sense. – l'électeur Feb 7 '16 at 23:23
  • 考えているに思えた makes no sense? – Gabu Feb 7 '16 at 23:30
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    @Gabu This sentence is broken because the two に in this sentence are both used inappropriately. According to the English translation, this sentence must be 「ばかなことを考えているように思えた」. – naruto Feb 8 '16 at 5:19
  • Can you give more context (sentences before and after) and verify the above is correct? If it is from a book or other physical media please take a picture and show us. – Locksleyu Feb 8 '16 at 11:56

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