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    Red face It's a book 'on' or 'about'...? It's a question 'on' or 'about'?

    On and about seem to be interchangeable at times. How do native speakers distinguish between them? thanks

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    Re: It's a book 'on' or 'about'...? It's a question 'on' or 'about'?

    In many cases, they're entirely interchangeable.

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    Re: It's a book 'on' or 'about'...? It's a question 'on' or 'about'?

    I was told that 'about' is more general and 'on' is something more profound.

    E.g. "about tends to be used for more general subjects; on is frequently used for more specific, detailed works..." From academic vocabulary in use, Cambridge


    Is this when we have to distinguish the two?

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    Re: It's a book 'on' or 'about'...? It's a question 'on' or 'about'?

    *distinguish between the two

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