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    learn about

    He learned about his new job by telephone.

    Does it mean that he found out information about his new job or he learned that he had got his new job?

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    Exclamation Re: learn about

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    He learned about his new job by telephone.

    Does it mean that he found out information about his new job or he learned that he had got his new job?

    Thanks!
    Actual meaning of learn is to gain knowledge of a subject or skill, by experience, by studying it, or by being taught which is not possible by phone. So learn about simply means: to find out information or news by hearing it from someone else or reading it
    Last edited by sarat_106; 17-Jul-2009 at 15:07.

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    Re: learn about

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    He learned about his new job by telephone.

    Does it mean that he found out information about his new job or he learned that he had got his new job?

    Thanks!
    Almost certainly, it means he found out he got the job. That's what this would normally mean. But other interpretations can't be ruled out altogether.

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