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    Question Be + Adjective + About

    Hello,

    I am teaching an English student online and they wanted more information about grammar rules and usage for the structure:

    "be + adjective + about

    and

    worried about
    anxious about / anxious of"

    I could not find information in my advanced grammar book or online easily. Could anyone please let me know what information they have on this topic?

    Thank you.

    Philip

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    Default Re: Be + Adjective + About

    It's a matter of collocation rather than grammar- some adjectives take about. Sometimes, when we have the about/of choice, about implies a greater degree: I know about it (= well-informed) vs I know of it (have heard the name or a few details)

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    Arrow Re: Be + Adjective + About

    Thank you for the help - if you happened to know a web page with any more information on this topic, please let me know.

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