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Question: "If you think I'm going to vote for Donald Trump, you've got another _____ coming."
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think (American)
 
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think (not American)
 
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thing (American)
 
#4
thing (not American)
 
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John Dule
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« on: September 14, 2020, 12:58:56 am »

Choose the option that you would use to complete this sentence, as well as your nationality.
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Dashushu, the Anti-Centrist Menace
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 11:15:19 pm »

I don't think I've ever seen "thing" reanalyzed as "think" in this context. It makes sense that someone would write that, because "thing" and "think" would sound the same in spoken speech before /k/. But I haven't seen it.
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John Dule
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 01:09:58 pm »

I don't think I've ever seen "thing" reanalyzed as "think" in this context. It makes sense that someone would write that, because "thing" and "think" would sound the same in spoken speech before /k/. But I haven't seen it.

It might interest you to know that "think" was actually the original expression, while "thing" is an egghorn. Nevertheless, I agree that the new version is better and makes more grammatical sense.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 08:46:39 pm »

I know "think" is technically the correct term, but it never sounded right to me as a noun/gerund. I prefer "thing."
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 09:31:41 pm »

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Ted Bessell
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 04:58:34 am »

Did you watch Love, Guaranteed on Netflix too? Tongue
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Clinton/Newsom/Straight Ticket D 2018 voter for Mike Garcia
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 06:41:18 am »

"thing"
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John Dule
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 12:35:42 pm »

Did you watch Love, Guaranteed on Netflix too? Tongue

No, I watched Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Jimmy Stewart uses the old version.
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morgankingsley
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 04:17:28 pm »

Thing

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MABA 2020
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2020, 07:19:33 pm »

Surely no one says think?
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John Dule
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2020, 12:26:47 am »


Only boomers, I would think.
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MarkD
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2020, 11:19:31 pm »


I'm a boomer and that's what I say.
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