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    Smile Which is more appropriate?

    What is the appropriate way of expressing this thought?

    Dont rake your brain.

    or

    Dont rake yoour mind.

    Which is appropriate?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Which is more appropriate?

    Well, wrong on a few levels.

    First word: Don't requires an apostrophe (to represent the missing o)

    Second word: It's rack, not rake. You may spell it wrack or rack, but in your use, when the damage is not that severe (when it's only pain, not physical damage), it's rack. (If the idiom represents worse physical damage, it's "wrack and ruin").

    But to your question directly, it's brain, not mind.

    Don't rack your brain.

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    #3

    Re: Which is more appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Well, wrong on a few levels.

    First word: Don't requires an apostrophe (to represent the missing o)

    Second word: It's rack, not rake. You may spell it wrack or rack, but in your use, when the damage is not that severe (when it's only pain, not physical damage), it's rack. (If the idiom represents worse physical damage, it's "wrack and ruin").

    But to your question directly, it's brain, not mind.

    Don't rack your brain.
    There is a proverb as well on this....

    rack over the ashes

    or

    rake over the ashes

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    #4

    Re: Which is more appropriate?

    Rake ashes

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    #5

    Re: Which is more appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Rake ashes
    whats the difference between rack and rake..?

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