🔤 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.


🔤 Grammar Tip: Are You Going “In” or “Into” the Coffee Shop?

In / Into 

The key difference between ‘in’ and ‘into’ is that ‘in’ indicates a state of being, whereas ‘into’ indicates motion. For example, ‘into’ is often used to describe the movement of something from outdoors to indoors, such as in the sentence, “I walked into the house.” By contrast, ‘in’ is used when a thing or person is stationary. For example, “I found the book in the drawer.”


Jack drove his car into the garage.
My friend lives in that house.
The teacher came quickly into the room and began the lesson.
The dishes are in that cupboard.