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    #1

    books for / about company shares

    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I say “for or about”?

    Sentence:
    I need to do a presentation about company shares, so I buy some books for / about company shares.


    Thanks


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    Re: books for / about company shares

    You will end up with two "abouts".

    I need to do a presentation on company shares, so I [have/shall/must] buy some books about company shares.

    ((And before anyone jumps on it, "I have bought" of course))

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    Re: books for / about company shares

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You will end up with two "abouts".

    I need to do a presentation on company shares, so I [have/shall/must] buy some books about company shares.

    ((And before anyone jumps on it, "I have bought" of course))
    Hi,

    Is it grammatically incorrect to say "a presentation about company shares"?

    Thanks

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    Re: books for / about company shares

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Is it grammatically incorrect to say "a presentation about company shares"?

    Thanks
    No, Anglika is just giving you an alternative to using 'about' twice.

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