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    Default "it suddenly dawns on my mind" = "I think out it" ???

    Hi, I have a question about word choice.
    Suppose I have a friend. I use Y!M, but he uses AIM, so I can't chat with him. In order for us to chat with each other, one of us must install the IM program that the other person uses. Because my computer is slow, and I can't install many program, he decided to install Y!M and set up an Y!M accout so that we could chat with each other.
    It's inconvenient to him, and because I have many exercises to ask him, I decide to let him use AIM, and I will use AIM on the web, such as meebo.com, etc.
    How can I say in this context? I want to mean that in the past I did know about meebo but I just forgot about it, and now meebo suddenly dawns on my mind. Is the following sentence OK?
    Yesterday, I suddenly think out meebo so I will use meebo to contact you



    The example is just what I made up to clarify what I want to say!

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    Default Re: "it suddenly dawns on my mind" = "I think out it" ???

    Hi sympathy

    How about:

    Yesterday, I suddenly remembered meebo, which I can use to contact you on AIM.

    "Yesterday, I suddenly think out meebo so I will use meebo to contact you" doesn't work.

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    Default Re: "it suddenly dawns on my mind" = "I think out it" ???

    Thank you Neillythere.
    So is it true that "ABC dawns on me" = "I suddenly remember ABC"?
    Is that true?

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    Default Re: "it suddenly dawns on my mind" = "I think out it" ???

    Ex: It suddenly dawned on me that I could use meebo / I suddenly realized that ...
    Idioms: date -- dead duck

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    Default Re: "it suddenly dawns on my mind" = "I think out it" ???

    Quote Originally Posted by sympathy View Post
    Thank you Neillythere.
    So is it true that "ABC dawns on me" = "I suddenly remember ABC"?
    Is that true?
    Hi sympathy

    If you are trying to find a solution to a problem and can't, then you "sleep on it". You are unconsciously mulling it over in your mind. Then suddenly an idea pops up in your mind ( a "flash of inspiration", the "light bulb goes on") and you have your solution. The idea can either be something you suddenly remembered or it could be a new idea that you suddenly realised (as per soup's posting) might or would work. Either way, the solution suddenly "dawns on you".

    Hope this helps
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    Default Re: "it suddenly dawns on my mind" = "I think out it" ???

    Thank you very much, NeillyThere and Soup.
    I expected to find one verb phrase to mean this, but I have found more than one. Thank you very much.

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