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  1. phorntita's Avatar
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    #1

    Is it different?

    I wonder, in a real situation what the different is between;
    If you want to know sth involving me more, just ask.
    If you want to know sth concerning me more, just ask.
    If you want to know sth dealing with me more,just ask.

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    #2

    Re: Is it different?

    In real life, I'd be much more likely to say "If you want to know more about me."

    It's possible for the phrase "concerning me more" means which issue is of more concern to me.

    For example, my neighbor's job isn't of much concern to me. For me, the environmental industry concerns me more.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: Is it different?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In real life, I'd be much more likely to say "If you want to know more about me."

    It's possible for the phrase "concerning me more" means which issue is of more concern to me.

    For example, my neighbor's job isn't of much concern to me. For me, the environmental industry concerns me more.
    Thank you Barb-D
    Now I realize that a real English spoken is what is always plain, easy to understand and most covering all the essential matter, right?

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    #4

    Re: Is it different?

    I wish that were true - too much is confusing.

    But if you make simplicity your goal, you'll have an easier time being understood.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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