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27 / 03 / 2006

SECOND THOUGHTS: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a pleasant weekend. Today's expression is: to have second thoughts about something It means: to have doubts about a decision that you have made. Example 1: I know we decided to go to Mexico on our honeymoon but I am beginning to have second thoughts. Won't it be the rainy season then? I would hate to be evacuated because of a hurricane on my honeymoon! Example 2: If you are having second thoughts about hiring Gregory Wells, then don't hire him. It is important to trust your instincts. We can also use the spoken expression on second thought. It means to say that you want to change something that you have just said or to say the opposite of what you have just said. Example 3 Can you call the bank when you get a chance? On second thought, I'll do it myself. I need to talk to the manager, anyway. Example 4 You don't need to bring anything with you to the meeting. On second thought, maybe you should bring the monthly report from your department, just in case the boss asks about it. If you have any questions about today's expression please send me an email. ON SECOND THOUGHT, please post your questions in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy your day!

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