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Which would be the most common response to the suggestion here?

- Why don't you send her some flowers?

(a)-- That's a good idea. I hadn't thought about doing that.

(b)-- That's a good idea. I didn't think about that.

(c) -- That's a good idea. I haven't thought about doing that.
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I'd use c, but I think that in AmE b is the most prevalent.
I'd use (a), but I have no idea which is the most common.

CJ
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CalifJimI'd use (a), but I have no idea which is the most common.
Whoa, interesting. Emotion: wink I thought you would choose B. I choose B. And I thought A didn't sound good at all. Because I learned that the past perfect is used when you want to talk about something that happened before something else that happened in the past. And I also learned that often the past perfect is not needed, because it's clear form the context what happened first.
You need an obvious point of reference in the past to use the past perfect, what is it in that example? If it were...
Why didn't you send her some flowers?
Oh, I hadn't thought about that.

But I wouldn't use the past perfect in that case either. I'd say "I didn't think about that", it's clear when you didn't think about that.
But it the original example...
Why don't you send her some flowers?
Oh, I hadn't thought about that.

...is sounds so odd to me, and I don't tknow why (well, I actually know why it sounds odd to me, it's just that I don't know why it doesn't sound odd to you Emotion: stick out tongue). That is like:
Why is your leg in a cast?
I hadn't seen a bike coming the other way.

...
Milky
Which would be the most common response to the suggestion here?

- Why don't you send her some flowers?

(a)-- That's a good idea. I hadn't thought about doing that.

(b)-- That's a good idea. I didn't think about that.

(c) -- That's a good idea. I haven't thought about doing that.

I agree with Kooyeen that A is grammatically wrong, and with Marius Hancu that in the
ChalatelI agree with Kooyeen that A is grammatically wrong
Well, I didn't say it is grammatically wrong. It's just that I thought a native speaker wouldn't choose A as a natural version. But if that is possible, then I'll have to relearn how to use the past perfect. Emotion: smile
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Hi guys,

A and B both sound fine to me.

Clive
Consider: I hadn't thought of it before you mentioned it.

CJ
CalifJimConsider: I hadn't thought of it before you mentioned it.
Hmmmm... Hmmmm... That makes sense...
So, if someone says :
- "Watch out! There's a car coming!"
Screeeeech!
- "My goodness, I hadn't seen it coming!" / "I didn't see it coming!"


Do you think both are ok, what would be better, what do you think of 'em?
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