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    #1

    He wrote a book on Korean history

    Can you replace on with "about" or "of"? If so, what is the difference among the three?

    ex)He wrote a book on Korean history.

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    #2

    Re: He wrote a book on Korean history

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you replace on with "about" or "of"? If so, what is the difference among the three?

    ex)He wrote a book on Korean history.
    They mean the same to me. There's not enough information to say which preposition is best; and most people wouldn't discriminate between them - though you probably could if you had to.

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    #3

    Re: He wrote a book on Korean history

    On sounds somehow a bit more authoritative to me.

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