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    eduberti is offline Newbie
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    dream of or about

    Is there a difference between dream of and dream about? or is dream about downright wrong?

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    tedtmc is offline Key Member
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    Re: dream of or about

    Quote Originally Posted by eduberti View Post
    Is there a difference between dream of and dream about? or is dream about downright wrong?
    It is similar to the difference between 'think of' (cursory thoughts, toying with ideas) and 'think about'(think deeper into something).

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    Exclamation Re: dream of or about

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    It is similar to the difference between 'think of' (cursory thoughts, toying with ideas) and 'think about'(think deeper into something).

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    Agreed, both are correct. The expression "dream of" usually refers to wishes and desires while "dream about" describes something you had a dream about.

    Wouldn't dream of, is an expression having specific use, it uses dream of in the sense of "remotely think of doing something even if the opportunity came

    For example:
    Even if a letter were lying open on my desk, I wouldn't dream of reading another person's letter .

    Even if it were a serious mistake, I wouldn't dream of hurting a child.

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