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    preposition

    Hello,

    I would like to ask a question about preposition.

    A:What are you talk about?
    B:I am talking about (that) you love me.

    My question is :Is that a correct sentence? Can we use 'preposition' like 'about, with,...etc' before a full sentence without using 'what, where,how,...etc'?

    Thank you

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by eliff View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to ask a question about preposition.

    A:What are you talking about?
    B:I am talking about (that) the fact that you love me.

    My question is :Is that a correct sentence? Can we use 'preposition' like 'about, with,...etc' before a full sentence without using 'what, where,how,...etc'?

    Thank you
    In your example, the problem is not with the word "about", it's with the word "that". You would have to say:

    I'm talking about the fact that you love me.
    I'm talking about how much you love me.

    "I'm talking about that you love me" is incorrect.

    I'm talking about Spain.
    I'm talking about going to Spain.
    I'm talking about how much I love Spain.
    I'm talking about all the people I know in Spain.
    I'm talking about the Spanish language.
    I'm talking about learning Spanish.
    I'm talking about how hard it was to learn Spanish.
    I'm talking about the difficulties I had learning Spanish.

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