thoughts vs. mind

britfan

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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.
 

emsr2d2

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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.
 
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