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    Dear teachers,

    According to Collins Cobuild, the use pattern of "inform" can be either "inform +noun +of +noun" or "inform +noun +that".

    I would like to know if I can say "Please inform this Committee (noun) of whether the project is complete (noun phrase)", rather than "Please inform this Committee whether the project is complete"? If no, why? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Inform someone of something

    Whether is not a noun, so I wouldn't use of.

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    Default Re: Inform someone of something

    How about "inform on"?

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    Default Re: Inform someone of something

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    How about "inform on"?
    "Inform on" is not exactly the same as "inform of/about"
    Here is what BobK had to say about it:

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...orm-about.html

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