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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    I can't think where I left my keys

    Should that not be: I can't think OF where I left my keys?

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    Re: I can't think where I left my keys

    No. It's fine as it is.

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    Re: I can't think where I left my keys

    In this example, it equals "I can't remember". We also use it to mean "I can't imagine", "I can't understand" and sometimes "I can't decide".

    I can't think what he was trying to do when he fell off the shed roof.
    I can't think what to make for dinner.
    I can't think where I've seen him before but I definitely recognise his face.

    We use "to think of" before a person or a noun.

    I think of you every night before I go to sleep.
    I am thinking of an object. Can you guess what it is?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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