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Which is correct between the two? I think it's 2.

"think of" is a passive state of something occurring to mind, but "think about" is an active state of "considering something".


1. I'm thinking of joining the band.

2. I'm thinking about joining the band.

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Your comment suggests that you want the meaning in sentence 2.

That seems to me to be the more reasonable choice.

CJ

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Thank you for the answer!

Do you mean it can also be 1 in some cases?

What about the following sentence as in the attached picture?

Can it be either 1 or 2? Or does it have to be 2 only?

1. I am thinking of coming to this park more often.

2. I am thinking about coming to this park more often.

keannu2Do you mean it can also be 1 in some cases?

Well, of course. The expression 'to think of (something)' exists for a reason, and the reason is that it has a meaning we might want to use.

keannu2What about the following sentence as in the attached picture?

There is no picture. It failed to attach for some reason.

keannu2Can it be either 1 or 2? Or does it have to be 2 only?
1. I am thinking of coming to this park more often.
2. I am thinking about coming to this park more often.

Sentence 1 is used in two ways.

a) I'm forming a mental image of coming to this park more often.
b) I'm considering the possibility of coming to this park more often.

Sentence 2 is usually used only in meaning b) above.

At least that's how I use those expressions. Others may have different opinions.

CJ