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    Default In head

    She is still a child in head.

    Can we use in head to mean that she still thinks like a child?

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    Default Re: In head

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    She is still a child in head.

    Can we use in head to mean that she still thinks like a child?
    No.

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    Default Re: In head

    In her head, she's still a child.
    She's still a child, in her head.

    Mentally, she's still a child.

    They have different meanings. One means she feels like a child, one means she has the mental/emotional age of a child despite being older.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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