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    Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    I have heard about him.
    I have heard of him. What is the difference of these sentences?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I have heard about him.
    I have heard of him. What is the difference of these sentences?
    Thank you.
    If you have "heard about" somebody it generally means that you have more knowledge of the person than if you had "heard of" them.

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    Re: Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    I've heard of Edmondjanet.
    The name sounds familiar to me.

    I've heard about Edmondjanet.
    Someone has told me an interesting fact or a piece of gossip about that person.
    Last edited by Verona_82; 29-Apr-2011 at 18:54. Reason: gossip corrected

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    Re: Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Someone has told me [... a piece of goss ...
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    Re: Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    yes?
    What's wrong with that one?

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    Re: Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    yes?
    What's wrong with that one?
    Did you mean gossip?

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    Re: Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    yes?
    What's wrong with that one?
    I guess it's too slang-ish or something.

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    Re: Difference of "of him" and "about him"

    Well, okay.
    Corrected.

    PS. The word was in one of ESL Timesavers :)
    Last edited by Verona_82; 29-Apr-2011 at 18:57. Reason: PS added

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