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    be in two minds

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Altogether, I had never seen a worse neighborhood…and I was in two minds to go back. (R. L. Stevenson, “The Master of Ballantrae”)

    It is 4 years since I gave up fiction; and I am in two minds whether I will ever return to it. (B Shaw, “Collected Letters”)

    Elizabeth was in two minds whether to invite her to this party or not. (N. Coward, “Pacific 1860”)

    be in two minds = be of two minds = hesitate, vacillate, I have no ideas what to do

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 01-Sep-2011 at 07:04.

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    Re: be in two minds

    If you are in two minds about something, you can't decide what to do.
    Regards.

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    Re: be in two minds

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Altogether, I had never seen a worse neighborhood….and I was in two minds to go back. (R. L. Stevenson, “The Master of Ballantrae”)

    It is 4 years since I gave up fiction; and I am in two minds weather I will ever return to it. (B Shaw, “Collected Letters”)

    Elizabeth was in two minds weather to invite her to this party or not. (N. Coward, “Pacific 1860”)

    be in two minds = be of two minds = hesitate, vacillate, I have no ides what to do

    V.
    You might want to check the spelling of the words in red.

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    Re: be in two minds

    Hi emsr2d,

    Thank you for your corrections.

    V.

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