Think

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Irregular verb

think /θɪŋk/ , thought /θɔːt/ , thought /θɔːt/

Semantics

The French translation is penser, or réflechir (songer à), sometimes croire, see below.

Syntax

Note the presence of the resumptive pronoun so:

  • Will we back to work on April 15th
  • I (don't) think so. (Je (ne) crois (pas).)

You know something or you don't, but thinking is an activity, so it is compatible (and frequently used) with -ing Descartes' famous "Cogito ergo sum" is therefore precious nonsense.