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    thinking about you or in mind?

    Hello.

    Do the below-mentioned sentences express the same thought?

    • I have bought a souvenir, thinking about you.
    • I have bought a souvenir with you in mind.


    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: thinking about you or in mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello.

    Do the below-mentioned sentences below express the same thought?

    • I have bought a souvenir, thinking about you.
    • I have bought a souvenir with you in mind.


    Thank you.
    The first only suggests that you were thinking about the other person while you bought the souvenir. It doesn't necessarily mean that the souvenir was bought for that person.
    The second suggests to me that you bought with the intention of giving it to that person.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: thinking about you or in mind?

    So they don't mean exactly the same.

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    Re: thinking about you or in mind?

    They don't mean the same to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: thinking about you or in mind?

    I think the difference lies between the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I have bought a souvenir, thinking about you.
    'Thinking about you' modifies 'I' and has nothing to do with 'a souvenir'.

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I have bought a souvenir with you in mind.
    'With you in mind' modifies 'bought' and has to do with 'a souvenir'.
    I am not a teacher.

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