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    #1

    Think to do something vs Think of doing something

    I know most people would use think with the "of" + Ving/Noun. But sometimes think + to + base verb is also possible.

    When would it be possible to use "think to do" something?

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    Re: Think to do something vs Think of doing something

    Rarely.
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    Re: Think to do something vs Think of doing something

    I sometimes say I didn't think to do something when someone has demonstrated a way to solve a problem and I hadn't considered it. I might also say I hadn't thought to try it.
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    Re: Think to do something vs Think of doing something

    If the verb "think" means "decide", it is followed by a preposition (of/about) and a verb+ing.: I'm thinking of taking a break.

    If "think" means "remember", as it is in GoesStation's post, it is followed by "to+ infinitive": He was so stressed out that he didn't think to tell me the news.

    However, the former usage of "think" is far more common.

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