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Can we use 'of' instead of 'about'? e.g I've heard of it or I've heard about it?
Which form is the right one? I've met with both and it's little confusing for me...
So can I use them both whenever I want? Without exceptions? I mean can I say 'I've heard about it' as well as I've heard of it?
The version with 'about' usually means that you know more details about 'it' than the version with 'of'.
'I've just heard about Rupert. He's left his wife and run off with his secretary.'
'I've heard of the theory of relativity, but I've no idea what it's about.'
This question concerns heard of/heard about.
Yep, I just threw some examples. I'd like to know when do we use 'of' and when 'about'. Thanks for your replies though, they're quite useful.
Some more examples:
I want to talk about our mission.
Let's discuss about the 2008 economic crisis.
I don't care about what you said.
There are some places where we can only use "about" but not "of" and vice versa. I don't think the uses of both differ in the after word specifying whether particular things or not.
Could you please give out some examples to illustrate what you thought ?
Thank you so much !