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  1. B45
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    Not in his state of mind.

    Should it be:

    Talking about taking prescription drugs:

    Not in his state of mind.

    Not with his state of mind.

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    Re: Not in his state of mind.

    You'd really need a sentence to choose between those. What's it got to do with prescription drugs?

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    Re: Not in his state of mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You'd really need a sentence to choose between those. What's it got to do with prescription drugs?
    He's depressed and I'm afraid he'll take too much and overdose.

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    Re: Not in his state of mind.

    I would say "not in a normal state of mind".

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    Re: Not in his state of mind.

    I don't think your original fragment is impossible in a conversation.

    - Would you recommend that he take XXX drug?
    - Not in his (current) state of mind, no.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Not in his state of mind.

    So, not with his state of mind is wrong?

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    Re: Not in his state of mind.

    We speak of people being in a particular state of mind.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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