What do you say?

  1. got me thinking
  2. made me think

Is there a difference between those two phrases?

I recently heard someone say “it got me thinking” — which got me thinking about whether it also “made me think”. ;)


It depends on whether you are still thinking about the topic. If the act of thinking has been completed, then you would use "made me think." The other option, got me thinking, implies that the thinking hasn't ended, or that you are still in thought about this topic (every now and then).

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