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    Unhappy give a second thought to?

    In my english exam,i was required to fill in the following text with four multiple choices.But there was a question i don't understand ,even after knowing the answer to it.The passage goes that:
    "Extreme weather events such as these are dramatic reminders of the power of the wind.it is one part of the weather that people generally do not give a second THOUGHT TO....."
    I don't understand why the correct answer is "thought".I think it should read "to think/thinking of/about".A verb used as a past pasticiple don't make any sense here,methinks.

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    Default Re: give a second thought to?

    Hi Mickey,
    Thought here is a noun.

    If I say "Don't give it a thought" I mean "don't bother thinking about it."

    If I don't give something a "second thought" I would notice it's there, but not spend any further time thinking about it.

    So if the wind is something you don't bother thinking much about, even though you notice it, you don't give the wind a second thought.

    Rearranged: The wind is something you don't give a second thought to.

    [a writer, but not a teacher]

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