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    #1

    "what do you think on"

    hi,
    please, is it possible to say "what do you think ON him/her/etc"?
    is it casual english?
    thanks.


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    Re: "what do you think on"

    No. It would be "What do you think about him/her".

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    Re: "what do you think on"

    I'm sure, I think I heard someone talk like this:

    1) I am thinking of you;
    2) I am thinking about you;
    3) I am thinking on you;
    4) I am thinking on your problems.

    Are they right?

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    Re: "what do you think on"

    I am thinking of you

    or

    I am thinking about you


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    #5

    Re: "what do you think on"

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I am thinking of you

    or

    I am thinking about you


    hi Ronbee,
    i would like to know what is the difference between these expressions. i know there is a subtle but significant difference, but i don't know what it is.
    thanks.

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    #6

    Re: "what do you think on"

    JC, let me ask onther question to the teachers:

    I think I saw all those sentences somewhere, someone who said:

    I am always thinking on you.

    It can be wrong, but it's English, some people talk like that and everybody should be aware of all these kind of errors.

    I have been thinking on my wife's problems.

    A teacher can clarify this for us.

    Thanks

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    Re: "what do you think on"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi Ronbee,
    i would like to know what is the difference between these expressions. i know there is a subtle but significant difference, but i don't know what it is.
    thanks.
    The difference between "I am thinking of you" and "I am thinking about you" is little or none.


    However, there is a difference between think of and think about.



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    Re: "what do you think on"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    please, is it possible to say "what do you think ON him/her/etc"?
    is it casual english?
    thanks.
    No. What you mean to say is "What are your thoughts on him/her/etc."
    Thanks!

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    Re: "what do you think on"

    I've been thinking about this one for a while. I had been thinking about what the answer to the question might be, then I realized that the question hadn't been asked. I have decided that I'll answer it anyway.

    think of = occur to
    I would have taken the trash out, but I didn't think of it at the right time.

    think of = have an opinion about
    What do you think of the new guy?

    From what I know about him so far, he seems okay.

    think about = consider
    I have to think about what to do for our anniversary.

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