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    Thought and thinking as a noun

    thinking - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    VS.

    thought - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online


    Hello, teachers and kind helpers there. I am trying to find meaning difference between 'thinking and thought' as a noun. And referring to Longman dictionary, there are similar or the same parts and different parts in meaning and function. so sometimes it is okay to say either of them interchangeably? Thank you as usual and I really hope to hear from you.

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    #2

    Re: Thought and thinking as a noun

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    So sometimes it is okay to say either of them interchangeably?
    Your question is not very specific. However, here's a sentence in which "thinking" is not a good substitute for "thought":

    It was just a thought (not "thinking"), Duncan. I didn’t mean any offence.

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    #3

    Re: Thought and thinking as a noun

    Not a teacher, but a fellow Korean learner.

    I think the two are interchangeable as a noun and you can also refer to this thread, which is also on the following list just below. https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-thinking.html

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    #4

    Re: Thought and thinking as a noun

    They are not always interchangeable, as you can see here.

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