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Old June 17, 2018, 02:37 AM
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Pensar en

Voy a pasar quince días con mis amigos en Madrid y estamos pensando en ir a un partido de fútbol.

Do we need the preposition ‘en’ in the above sentence?
I know we tend to say: pensamos ir a un partido…

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Old June 17, 2018, 12:56 PM
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According to the RAE, "pensar algo" is used when you have the intention of doing something; when you say "pensar en algo" is better when you are remembering or reflecting on something.
Personally, I think you can use it both ways, because you either have the intention or are considering to do that activity... for me, it wouldn't change the meaning significatively either.
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Old June 17, 2018, 03:23 PM
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Thank you so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar.
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