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Change of heart #1 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:20 am   Change of heart
 

Test No. incompl/inter-1 "Applying for that Job", question 5

The government has changed its policy and had a complete change of ..........

(a) view
(b) opinion
(c) mind
(d) heart

Test No. incompl/inter-1 "Applying for that Job", answer 5

The government has changed its policy and had a complete change of heart.

Correct answer: (d) heart
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Please explain for me the reason that "mind" can't be used in this sentence.
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TuAnh
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Change of heart #2 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:24 am   Change of heart
 

If someone has a change of heart, they change their opinion or the way they feel about something. You can also change your point of view.
So, change of heart is a fixed expression.
However, you can change your mind about something. (here, change is a verb)

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Change of heart #3 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:58 am   Change of heart
 

Torsten wrote:
If someone has a change of heart, they change their opinion or the way they feel about something. You can also change your point of view.
So, change of heart is a fixed expression.
However, you can change your mind about something. (here, change is a verb)

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