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    #1

    to write on about/ to write about

    "A sheet of paper is not enough for me 1.to write on about / 2.to write about my dreams."

    My grammar book says 1 is the answer but I think 2 is the correct one.

    Which makes perfect sentence?


    ??


    Thx.

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    Re: to write on about/ to write about

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    "A sheet of paper is not enough for me 1.to write on about / 2.to write about my dreams."

    My grammar book says 1 is the answer but I think 2 is the correct one.

    Which makes the perfect sentence?

    ??
    Thx. Thanks.
    If choice 1 really finishes with the word "about" then it is most certainly incorrect, as the resulting sentence would be: A sheet of paper is not enough for me to write on about". That is clearly nonsense.

    "A sheet of paper is not enough for me to write on about my dreams" is OK.
    "A sheet of paper is not enough for me to write about my dreams" is also OK.

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    Re: to write on about/ to write about

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    "A sheet of paper is not enough for me 1.to write on about / 2.to write about my dreams."

    My grammar book says 1 is the answer but I think 2 is the correct one.

    Which makes perfect sentence?


    ??


    Thx.
    Not a teacher.
    Nope, your grammar book is correct. You're not writing about that sheet of paper but ON that sheet of paper. Were there not the preposition 'on' there, it would mean that you want to write about that sheet of paper and not ON it. That wouldn't make any sense in this context since you're supposed to write about your dreams.

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    Re: to write on about/ to write about

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Not a teacher.
    Nope, your grammar book is correct. You're not writing about that sheet of paper but ON that sheet of paper. Were there not the preposition 'on' there, it would mean that you want to write about that sheet of paper and not ON it. That wouldn't make any sense in this context since you're supposed to write about your dreams.
    "to write on about" is incorrect in that context.

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    Re: to write on about/ to write about

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "to write on about" is incorrect in that context.
    Really? So emsr2d2 is wrong when he says that:
    "A sheet of paper is not enough for me to write on about my dreams" is OK.
    ?

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    #6

    Re: to write on about/ to write about

    Then, what's the answer?

    ㅠㅜ

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    Re: to write on about/ to write about

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Really? So emsr2d2 is wrong when he says that:

    ?
    That is not what I said. "A sheet of paper is not enough for me to write on about." Is incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: to write on about/ to write about

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That is not what I said. "A sheet of paper is not enough for me to write on about." Is incorrect.
    As emsr2d2 also said.

    Well, actually, she said, "That is clearly nonsense."

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