Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    21
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default think vs thing coming

    Everyone I know says, " If you think ..., then you've got another THING coming" to indicate that there is no hope of something happening. In a novel I was reading, the character said " ... then you've got another THINK coming." I googled it and there seems to be no agreement as to which expression is the original / correct version. Which version do you use? Anyone have any authorative information as to which way it's supposed to go?

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,290
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: think vs thing coming

    I say 'you've got another think coming' too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    42
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: think vs thing coming

    Both variants are pretty acceptable. You may say either thing or think.

Similar Threads

  1. bad thing
    By navi tasan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-May-2009, 12:39
  2. If you could change one thing...
    By vvaann in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-Jul-2005, 09:48
  3. Man's love is of man's life a thing apart
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Oct-2004, 18:04
  4. the thing it was advisable
    By navi tasan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-Mar-2003, 17:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •