to think of something/ to think about something


New Member
Hi there!

Could you explain me the difference between these two prepositions?

For instance:

He always thinks about his problems.

He always thinks of his problems.

What is the difference here?
  • bennymix

    Senior Member
    If that's your biggest problem in English, you're fine. Virtually the same meaning!. 'About' suggests he goes over various details and aspects and perhaps what could be done. "Of" could mean just thinking "I have a problem with women" (feeling badly, but not ruminating).


    New Member
    Thanks a lot, bennymix, now it's clear to me!

    And no, it's not the biggest problem, just the question that came into my mind today :)
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