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    britfan is offline Junior Member
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    thoughts vs. mind

    Which of my sentences are correct? Do you say "thoughts", "minds" or are both possible in English?
    a. Such a thing would never enter my thoughts.
    b. Such a thing would never enter my mind.

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    Re: thoughts vs. mind

    We also use "cross my mind".

    Did you think about buying the handbag that matches those shoes?
    It never crossed my mind. I'd already spent a month's wages on the shoes!

    Why didn't you take the shortcut to my house?
    It never crossed my mind. That path looks dark and dangerous. I prefer to use the well-lit road to get here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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