What do you think about the increase in postage.
Can I use of instead of about?
What is the difference between:
What do you think about sth?
and what do you think of sth?
It's a question of degree. 'Think about' would be asking for more details than 'think of'.
In most cases, the "about" form implies a longer a deeper thought. The "of" form can be nothing more than a fleeting remembrance.
Originally Posted by zli79
He often thought of her.
He often thought about her.
In a question, such as your example, I think there is less difference. The asker is seeking an opinion in both cases. :wink: