🔤 Grammar Tip: Are You Thinking “Of” or “About” Something?

Think of /Think about

This tricky pair is more nuanced. One choice suggests a specific choice and the other suggests pon- dering over something for a while.

He was thinking of a number between one and ten. (specific choice)

He was thinking about going to law school. (pondering)

Here is my trick to remember which is which for this pair: Of is short, like making a quick decision. About is longer, like pondering options.

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