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The word "think" can only be used as a verb.

The French philosopher Descartes said, "I _____, therefore I am."

The past tense of "I think" is:

If you have an idea you want to share with others, you can say:

If you need to reconsider a plan or change your mind, you can say you're "going to _________."

If you consider something very carefully and in detail, you:

If someone has a very bad idea, you can say:

If someone has planned a project very well and in detail, you can say the project is:

If you spend time remembering things that happened when you were a child, you are:

If you have made detailed plans for the next ten years, you are:


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Hello Gil.
Thank for this lesson .
Does ” think twice” mean to consider all the possibilities before making a decision.
Is “thinking” as a noun can be used . eg ” this is my thinking”
Thank you for you answer in advance.
See you

Thursday, March 24th 2016

    We rather say this is my way of thinking.

    Thursday, March 24th 2016

    Of course Think twice means to think again and again or to think out are counted same in the meanings. You can also say ” Think hundred time before taking decision.

    Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thanks.

Thursday, March 24th 2016

    Great lesson, I wonder if can use these phrasal verbs when writing. I hope someone answers my question.

    Sunday, April 3rd 2016

Thank you

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thank you very much Gill!!
We all think you’re a great teacher ;)

Thursday, March 24th 2016

    los españoles no piensan son bien pendejos. sorry but its true

    Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thank you Gill !

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Teacher Gill!!
Thank you so much for your teaching.
I will think over and over your lesson.
Take good care of you ^.^

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Please more lessons like this! Thanks!)

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thanks,Ms.Gill. This video has more benefit for me. I’m just start studying English,so I’ll be waiting for your new video. Thanks again

Thursday, March 24th 2016

thank you , it is very helpeful for me to distinguish between verb + through or up or ahead or out

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Hello Gill,
thank you so much for your great lesson!As always your film unit was brilliant! By the way I’ve got a question for pronunciation of the indefinite article “a”. Sometimes I can hear the pronunciation (eɪ) similar to “s/ay”. I think it is more British English.
It would be very nice if you can give me a note.
Thanks a lot!
All the best
Bernd

Thursday, March 24th 2016

    Hello Bernd — thanks for your question. The indefinite article ‘a’ can be pronounced in two different ways: (1) the example you give, rhyming with ‘say’, or (2) ‘uh’ as in ‘fun’. It’s more usual to use the second one, as ‘a’ is a relatively small word and people skip over it quickly (eg ‘a fact’). But I often hear people like TV journalists using the first way, probably for clarity and emphasis, as it’s a longer vowel sound. I hope this helps :-)

    Sunday, March 27th 2016

      Hello Gill, I am so happy you had the opportunity to answer me. Yes, you helps me a lot! Thank you very much!
      Happy Easter! The Lord bless you!
      Bernd

      Monday, March 28th 2016

Gill, you are a wonderful teacher, when you explain something I understand immediately, your lessons are very helpful! Have you a nice day!

Thursday, March 24th 2016

thanks.

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Hi friends,this my skype ah-hakim
feel free to add me end lets have improve our English together :):)

Thursday, March 24th 2016

hi Gill , thank you so much for your great lesson it was very helpeful for me .

Thursday, March 24th 2016

very helpful lesson
Thank you very much!

Thursday, March 24th 2016

thank you Gill. Excellent!

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Certainly this lesson is useful,particularly the expressions you introduced, thanks a lot Gill.

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thanks Gill! I think you are an excellent teacher, but also that you are as sweet as a mom…! 🌹

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Great Class, thanks Gill.

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thanks so much.

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thank you very much Gill
you are a Great teacher

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thanks , I like your way.

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thank you Gill, your lesson is very essential for me I think back to start learning english .

Friday, March 25th 2016

Thank you. Nice lesson.

Friday, March 25th 2016

I’m really content with all the things here,nice job Gill and thank you for all your efforts Engvid…

Friday, March 25th 2016

Thanks Gill. It was helpful for me.☺️

Friday, March 25th 2016

Thanks a lot. I think, that was a useful lesson for me.

Friday, March 25th 2016

Thanks a lot gill ..can you help MS gill how can i compare between it and american

Friday, March 25th 2016

Thanks a million teacher Gil.

Friday, March 25th 2016

Thank you for another great lesson!

Friday, March 25th 2016

One million thanks GILL

Friday, March 25th 2016

Thank you so much, my lady, for your very nice explanation!
And, it feels good to have 10/10 in the Quiz! :3

Friday, March 25th 2016

Very helpful lesson Gill, thank you very much! Goodbye and take care!

Friday, March 25th 2016

good lesson

Friday, March 25th 2016

I`m gratefull for your work Thanks!!)

Friday, March 25th 2016

Hello Gill! Thank you for this lesson, it was really interesting.

Friday, March 25th 2016

Very important lesson.
Bundle of thanks Gill.

Saturday, March 26th 2016

    hi zafar,how are you? hey i have a question for you. bundle of thanks is the same than thanks a lot?

    Saturday, March 26th 2016

      I am fine, thanks.
      Yes, bundle of thanks means lot of thanks or thanks a lot.

      Saturday, March 26th 2016

very good lesson gill thanks i consider that the word think its very very versatile.

Saturday, March 26th 2016

thank you Gill. GOOD JOB!

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thank you so much, teacher.

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Great lesson to learn, thanks a lot…
Would you mind explaining the different usages of
” CONCERN ” in English?

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thank you Gill.

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thank you Gill . very interesting lesson !

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Thank you for this lesson!

Saturday, March 26th 2016

9 of 10. Everythings is ok )

Saturday, March 26th 2016

thanks gill you are my favorrite teachear

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Great lesson, Gill. Thanks!

Saturday, March 26th 2016

very nice teaching . thanks

Saturday, March 26th 2016

10 out of 10! \o/
Thank you very much, Gill! ;)
Happy Easter!
Um… Is Easter in the UK too? :D
See you!

Saturday, March 26th 2016

    hi amm can u add me in skype “batl.1” . i just have a dream to live in USA too and we could discuss a lot of things about our dream ) about States )

    Sunday, March 27th 2016

    Thanks Renata — Happy Easter to you too! Yes, it’s Easter Sunday today — we’ve had a bit of rain, and a bit of sunshine. Hope you’ve had good weather in Brazil. All the best!

    Sunday, March 27th 2016

      It’s soooooo hot here. Bye! See you soon!

      Sunday, March 27th 2016

10/10 thanks Gill

Saturday, March 26th 2016

i did not see video

Sunday, March 27th 2016

I’d like to improve my English language day by day!

Thank you for your help……………………

Sunday, March 27th 2016

I don’t understand English to English , is it possible to learn through Marathi or Hindi language

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Thank you…

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Thank you very much Gill. See you!

Sunday, March 27th 2016

thank you

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Hello Gill, do you know a very good british english grammer/vocabulary/idioms book?

Monday, March 28th 2016

    Hello, Oliver! One of the most famous English grammar is “In Use”, by Cambridge University Press. I like it very much. Another Engvid teacher (James) has already suggested it too. Bye!

    Monday, June 13th 2016

Thanks for your nice program. I am new here and really need your kind assistance!

Monday, March 28th 2016

You got 7 correct out of 10. i think that is good mark thank you mother gill

Monday, March 28th 2016

Very useful one.Thank you very much.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

Great lesson, it was so helpful for me.
Thank you so much!

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Good. 90.

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Sometimes it’s best not to think twice before you speak, but speak from the heart. In other circumstances it’s best to think like a Machiavelli…..

Thursday, March 31st 2016

Thank you, Gill

Thursday, March 31st 2016

The first time i go to this web. very iteresting. Thanks. I want to make friend with you. My email: phamductoanbdcc@gmail.com. Thanks.

Thursday, March 31st 2016

Thanks Gill#>>>very useful I hope that someday my accent be like yours

Friday, April 1st 2016

This is abdishakur,
thanks gill for your clear explanetion. I’m requesting you to explan me the ward although thanks agin

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

This lesson has more benefit for us, By the way it is excellent. We have had a bit a sunshine in Turkey. Keep in touch. See you again. Also, this lesson is thumbs up!

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

– Good luck Joey!
– Chandler, I don’t need luck. I have thought this through.
(Friends, season 5 episode 23)
They are in theme :-)

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

This lesson was very interesting. I really liked it, thanks so much.

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Hi Gill, i thank you for the lesson, very helpful!

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

I think that I improved my skills! Thanks.

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Thank you so much.

Thursday, April 7th 2016

Thank you so much Gill!

Thursday, April 7th 2016

Thank you so much…

Thursday, April 7th 2016

thanks

Friday, April 8th 2016

Thanks Gill! You’re one of my most favourite teacher here (by the way did I write it correctly?). I have one question about this lesson. What’s the difference between to think through and to think over?

Friday, April 8th 2016

I got 4 out 10 I need to improve

Sunday, April 10th 2016

think of vs think about

Could you please give me some details? Sometimes, I cannot decide how I can use them ??

I have been thinking of you (or thinking about you)

Sunday, April 10th 2016

    Hi, Can! Well, as far as I could understand, we use “to think of” to express an opinion about something. For example, “What do you think of my new car?”. On the other hand, we use “to think about” when we need to reflect about something. For instance, “I like thinking about my life”.

    Monday, June 13th 2016

I’ll use this lesson everyday, very good… very useful… thanks for this!

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

Hello Gill ! YUPii 10 out of 10 that’s terrific for my first lesson . . I am on my way . I feel really pleased to find such wonderful teacher good simplifying things a lot . . I am happy I feel motivated to move on another course of you :)
Take good care of you Gill

Saturday, April 23rd 2016

Thanks for this lesson, Gill!

There are so many peculiar details and uses of “think” in English, something I’ve never imagined (“thought” would be cliche here :-)!

Saturday, April 23rd 2016

Thank you, Gil.
I like you lessons and I like this web-site. But I think I need some practice in speaking. If anyone has the same problem I would be glad to talk. My skype romka198810. Be free to call.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

Thank you for a such useful lesson! have discovered a few new meanings of “think”.

Friday, April 29th 2016

    Hi, do you speak all that languages? Congratulation

    Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Your voice is very elegant. So I enjoyed your lesson. Thank you for your teaching. I’ll do my best for studying English.

Thursday, May 12th 2016

Thanks Gill! I’m impressed by your pronunciation |ʌ| instead of [ei] for the indefinite article. I’ve never heard the indefinite article to be pronounced this way. I’ll use your way.

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

    Sorry, I meant [ə] not [ei]

    Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Thank for this lesson.

Monday, May 23rd 2016

thanks gill . I try to come here and watch the videos evverday.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Thank you Gill!’Think’ is simple word, however we can use ‘think’ in many ways!!!

Friday, June 3rd 2016

A special thanks to you and your colleagues for your useful lessons

Saturday, June 4th 2016

thank you Gill :)))

Sunday, June 5th 2016

Hello, Gill! Congratulation on this lesson again! I will think it through! By the way, how can you guess all my doubts and explain them in your lessons before I ask you? That’s amazing!

Monday, June 13th 2016

you gave me result quiz 60% so you’ve disappointed me.
i love all time {A} means perfect .

Saturday, June 25th 2016

thank you

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

Hi Gill Is it correct to write: He thinks or he think?

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

thanks gill…Ilove you

Friday, July 22nd 2016

i’ve heard many times this word ” thought off” . But i could never its explanation on web. Then i’ve heard and learnt that ” ate off” and , its meaning is to eat something and finish it. Should i think about this word like this, by that i mean, thought off is i thought something or about very importand situation and reached a decide about that?

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Godo explanation,tanks.

Friday, July 29th 2016

Hi, Gill
In the example sentence “what has he thought up now?”, can I say: “what does he think up now?” What’s the difference?
Thank you.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Hi, Mrs.Gill,Your lessons are really worth watching and valuable when put to practice.

Thursday, August 25th 2016

thank you very much
see you later

Thursday, August 25th 2016

10/10 Thanks for your time and very good lesson Gill.

Friday, September 2nd 2016

I need to improve my speaking and listening. My level is beginner. Who cans help me ? I will be glad. I’m from Ukraine. My lunguage is Russian and Ukranian. Thanks. Skipe Artur2897

Sunday, September 4th 2016

i am thinking my current way to learn english over, and maybe i will choose one of online class later.
thank teacher Gill for exciting lesson

Monday, September 12th 2016

Many thanks. Great work!

Monday, October 17th 2016

thank you

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

THANKS GILL I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS WORD SOMETIMES I USE IT WRONGLY BUT NOT I KNOW HOW I USE IT CORRECTLY

Sunday, November 13th 2016
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