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    I found a sentence:

    Reading of the trouble the Yellow Scarves are stirring upů

    Why he writer used "reading of" rather than just "reading the trouble"?

    Thanks!

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    He is not 'reading the tea-leaves in a cup' or 'reading the pages of a book' - he is 'reading about' all the trouble that the Yellow Scarves are stirring up. He may be reading about this in a newspaper:

    Reading (in the newspaper) about all the trouble the Yellow Scarves are stirring upů

    Reading/hearing/learning of the trouble the Yellow Scarves are stirring up, I decided to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dante1024 View Post
    I found a sentence:

    Reading of the trouble the Yellow Scarves are stirring upů

    Why he writer used "reading of" rather than just "reading the trouble"?

    Thanks!
    Hi
    Not a teacher opinion but I think 'reading of' here would mean 'about'.
    Thanks for reading my response.
    take care.

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    Default Re: Reading of?

    "Reading of..." and "Reading about..." are equally appropriate. Just starting the sentence "About the trouble..." would make sense colloquially, but it's very informal.

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