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Unread postby hanifasmm » 23 May 2009, 02:28

Please confirm which one of the following
sentence is correct.
1. They think asking for help.
2. They think to ask for help.
Thanks a lot.
Er.S.M.M.Hanifa
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Re: Think

Unread postby systematic » 27 May 2009, 03:05

hanifasmm wrote:Please confirm which one of the following
sentence is correct.
1. They think asking for help.
2. They think to ask for help.
Thanks a lot.
Er.S.M.M.Hanifa


Neither is correct as sentences on their own.
The correct versions are best explained in context (note the uses of the prepositions for and about):

They think asking for help may cause them to lose face. :R:

They think about asking for help only after having made several unsuccessful attempts.. :R:
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Re: Think

Unread postby matthau » 27 Jun 2009, 16:18

Could also be:
They are thinking of asking for help.
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Re: Think

Unread postby systematic » 28 Jun 2009, 00:46

Yes - if it is a clear case for the present continuous.
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