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    Smile Think of/about this sign

    While many of these signs use words as well as images to communicate (their meanings), there are also many that rely entirely on symbols. Think, for example, of this sign: No U-turn or No Smoking. No language is necessary to know what these symbols mean.


    I can't figure out why it's think of instead of think about this sign in the above context.

    Besides, I suspect that symbols in the above sentence refers to signs instead of characters. Is my judge reasonable?


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    Re: Think of/about this sign

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    While many of these signs use words as well as images to communicate (their meanings), there are also many that rely entirely on symbols. Think, for example, of this sign: No U-turn or No Smoking. No language is necessary to know what these symbols mean.


    I can't figure out why it's think of instead of think about this sign in the above context.

    Besides, I suspect that symbols in the above sentence refers to signs instead of characters. Is my judge reasonable?
    This is a universal symbol for "no smoking allowed". The red circle with a red slash through it is universally known to mean "not allowed"



    As far as think or think about

    It is not a good idea to have 2 prepositions in a row. Remove the "for example" from that sentence and you have

    Think of this sign:

    Think about of this sign:

    However you could say: Think about this sign.

    The use of "for example" in this sentence is confusing you.

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    Re: Think of/about this sign

    Thanks, Naamplao, for the clear reply.
    Just to make sure, are there differences between think of and think about this sign in the base sentence?


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    Re: Think of/about this sign

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Naamplao, for the clear reply.
    Just to make sure, are there differences between think of and think about this sign in the base sentence?
    No difference.

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    Re: Think of/about this sign

    Thanks, Naamplao.
    Got it.

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