Dream of / Dream about
Could you tell me what the difference between "Dream of" and "Dream about" is? When do we use "of" and "about"?
1. "What could it know of death?" - Wordsworth...
2. I've never heard of him...
Would there be a difference in these sentences if I used "about" instead of "of"?
Re: Dream of / Dream about
The difference is quantative:
I've heard of him = I know his name and maybe a few facts
I heard about the problem = I am reasonably informed
With 'dream', I use 'about' for nocturnal brain activity and 'dream of' as an alternative to 'think' or 'conceive' - I wouldn't dream of being rude to her.
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