what's on your mind?

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What's on your mind?
What do you have on your mind?
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Do these two sentences mean:

What are you thinking about?
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Do they have the same meaning? or different?
 

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It sugests that the person might be worried or troubled about something. ;-)
 

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Excuse me. One spelling mistake there. :lol:

And,

I've heard another expression that is "What's in your mind?" Does it suggest that one might be thinking something right now?
 

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Another question comes up in mind,

  • What are you thinking of?
    What are you thinking about?

My comprehension:
I am thinking of sth or sb means sth or sb just occurred to me.
I am thinking about sth or sb suggests the details of sth or sb.

For example,
When you are talking about the poem, I think of Ron.
==> It didn't take me long to think of someone else but Ron. (a whole idea)


I am thinking about the differences between "thinking of" and "thinking about"?
==> The question gets me confused. I try to think up any possibilities that might hinder comprehension. I've asked all of my friends here but they couldn't offer satisfying explanations. At the end, I found a rather good English Forum. (it's a information process that deals with more details.)

Right?
 
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blacknomi said:
Another question comes up in mind,

  • What are you thinking of?
    What are you thinking about?

My comprehension:
I am thinking of sth or sb means sth or sb just occurred to me.
I am thinking about sth or sb suggests the details of sth or sb.

For example,
When you are talking about the poem, I think of Ron.
==> It didn't take me long to think of someone else but Ron. (a whole idea)
I am thinking about the differences between "thinking of" and "thinking about"?
==> The question gets me confused. I try to think up any possibilities that might hinder comprehension. I've asked all of my friends here but they couldn't offer satisfying explanations. At the end, I found a rather good English Forum. (it's a information process that deals with more details.)

Right?

Imho, think of and think about can often be used interchangeably.

I try not to think of him. OR I try not to think about him.
I'm thinking of moving to Japan. OR I'm thinking about moving to Japan.

However, ... :D :? :wink: there are certain set phrases in which they cannot be used interchangeably. For example:
She's trying to think of a name for her new dog.

BTW, thanks for the kiss on the cheek (if it's not wet). :D
The other day my little granddaughter gave me a very wet kiss, and without thinking I raised my arm and wiped my cheek with my sleeve. She looked so disappointed that I said, "Honey, Grandma's not wiping your kiss off. She's rubbing it in." :wink:
 

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zli79 said:
What's on your mind?
What do you have on your mind?
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Do these two sentences mean:

What are you thinking about?
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Do they have the same meaning? or different?

They have the same meaning. The first is more common, IMO. :wink: [/quote]
 
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