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    hanky is offline Key Member
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    Is of or about better in this sentence?

    Is of or about better in the following sentence?

    We start this chapter with a brief introduction of/about X's theory.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Is of or about better in this sentence?

    ***neither teacher nor a native-speaker***

    If you are about to introduce the theory; introduction to
    If you are about to start reading or to lecture an introduction already; introduction of

    Now I'll briefly introduce you the theory...
    Now we'll discuss about the introduction of the X theory which was given by...

    I hope a native-speaker will confirm this.

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    Re: Is of or about better in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Is of or about better in the following sentence?

    We start this chapter with a brief introduction of X's theory.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Is of or about better in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post

    Now I'll briefly introduce you the theory...
    Now I'll briefly introduce the theory to you.

    Now we'll discuss about the introduction of the X theory which was given by... But it is not likely to be said, because it means that you will discuss the introduction, not the theory.

    Now we'll discuss the X theory , which was introduced by.... You will discuss the X theory.
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    Re: Is of or about better in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Now we'll discuss about the introduction of the X theory which was given by... But it is not likely to be said, because it means that you will discuss the introduction, not the theory.
    Thank you for corrections.

    But for the part I quoted above, I did mean to discuss the introduction, for some introductions to some theories may be of importance to discuss separately.


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