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    Smile wonder about

    "Clearly her sense of humour has not been affected by a lifetime spent surrounded by yellow fruit, although one might wonder about anybody would prefer to be known by the name "Ann Banana"".

    Does "wonder about" makes sense in this sentence?
    I always thought that it should be "wonder why".

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    Re: wonder about

    Quote Originally Posted by catoidtang View Post
    "Clearly her sense of humour has not been affected by a lifetime spent surrounded by yellow fruit, although one might wonder about anybody would prefer to be known by the name "Ann Banana"".

    Does "wonder about" makes sense in this sentence?
    I always thought that it should be "wonder why".
    Yes, you are right it should be why. In order for "about" to be correct it would have to be "...wonder about anybody who would prefer..."

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