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    in/of two minds

    Are they both correct:
    I'm in two minds.
    I'm of two minds.

    Thanks.

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    Re: in/of two minds

    ...of two minds is an English idiom meaning "to have conflicting opinions."

    ...in two minds is not meaningful in English.

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    Re: in/of two minds

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    ...of two minds is an English idiom meaning "to have conflicting opinions."
    ...in two minds is not meaningful in English.

    Maybe another AE/BE usage difference. My BE experience is that in two minds is one of the most common ways of saying that you cannot decide about something. I'm in two minds about whether to go to the beach or stay at home and study English.

    Of two minds would be used, but not extensively, to say that two people had conflicting opinions. Of one mind is used to describe complete agreement.

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    Re: in/of two minds

    Sorry, once again I forgot about BE usage. I should have said that I've never heard an American say "in two minds."

    In fact, if Davy says that they say it that way in England, I'll take his word for it. After all, the language is named after them.


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    Re: in/of two minds

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    Sorry, once again I forgot about BE usage. I should have said that I've never heard an American say "in two minds."
    In fact, if Davy says that they say it that way in England, I'll take his word for it. After all, the language is named after them.
    We do say it that way . In British English, you would never say "I'm of two minds."

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    Re: in/of two minds

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    We do say it that way . In British English, you would never say "I'm of two minds."
    Never say never Coffa. I have heard it used, not frequently but perhaps its use is increasing. Another little present from our wonderful American friends.

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    #7

    Re: in/of two minds

    Can I say :?
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    I'm between two minds
    I'm in between two minds

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    Re: in/of two minds

    I'm between two minds
    I'm in between two minds
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    That sounds to me as though you might be located between John's mind and Mary's mind.

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