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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    Question Inform of/about

    Hi, this post is in some relation to the post on "think about/of," (I suppose it is). Is there any difference between "inform of" and "inform about?"

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    Hello Nyggus

    It seems to be a very similar case:

    1. Please keep me informed about any new developments.

    you expect the information to be fairly detailed.

    2. I'm very sorry to inform you of this, but your application for a seat in the House of Lords has proved unsuccessful.

    the information is a single fact.

    MrP

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    Default Re: Inform of/about

    I think they are same meaning.
    ex:Do you inform the casualty ward about the accident?
    keep me inform of /about what happen.

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    Default Re: Inform of/about

    Hello Raymon

    Your examples aren't quite correct. But you could say:

    1. Did you inform the casualty ward about the accident?

    2. Keep me informed about what happened.

    3. Keep me informed of what happened.

    MrP

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