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    Bob sat thinking about how he was going

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Do I need the word "about" in my sentences?

    1.Bob sat thinking about how he was going to manage to work the whole day with such a high fever.

    or should it be:

    2. Bob sat thinking about how he would manage to work the whole day with such a high fever.

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    Re: Bob sat thinking about how he was going

    Change 'thinking about' to 'wondering' to make it more natural, though your versions are not wrong.

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    Re: Bob sat thinking about how he was going

    Rover_KE,
    Excuse me for asking again. Do I always need the preposition "about"with "thinking" in the similar sentences like mine above?

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    Re: Bob sat thinking about how he was going

    It's not always "about".

    I am thinking about going on holiday.
    I am thinking of my grandfather today, the anniversary of his death.
    I am thinking that I probably need to lose weight. (This isn't entirely natural, if I'm honest. It would probably start "I think that ...")
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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