226 – Think Of vs. Think About – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

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The phrases think of & think about are in someways used with the same meaning, but can have different meanings. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use think of & think about in your daily English conversation and writing.

Here are the example sentences:
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Usingthink of or think about

  • Jack said he’s been thinking about his future.
  • Jack said he’s been thinking of his future.
  • That old song makes me think of my high school days.
  • That old song makes me think about my high school days.
  • What do you think of my new hat? or What do you think about my new hat?
  • What do you think about this podcast? or What do you think of this podcast?

Usingthink of

  • I thought of this lesson when I was riding the train.
  • During today’s meeting, we need to think of some new marketing ideas.
  • My mom is always thinking of new chicken recipes.

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Comments 8

    1. Hi Sergio. We use both…I think about you and I think of you. In this case, both prepositions have the same meaning. Thanks for asking!

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