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    Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    Can the verb 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    For example, "He likes to mention about his achievements."

    Thanks.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Can the verb 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    For example, "He likes to mention about his achievements."

    Thanks.
    Hi Tan,

    As far as I know, that's the way it must be used.

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    NOT A TEACHER

    It's

    He likes to talk about his achievements.
    but

    He likes to mention his achievements.
    And neither should "discuss" be followed by "about", so:

    He likes to discuss his achievements.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    As a noun, you can use of:

    H emade no mention of his achievements.

    Don't use a preposition after the verb.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    Thanks, Tdol.

    I remember reading that as a verb 'mention' should not be followed by 'about', but why is 'mention about' found in the following link.

    BNC Simple Search

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    As far as I know, that's the way it must be used.
    Hi, charliedeut.

    I didn't notice that you edited Tan Elaine's sentence and thought you'd said it was OK. Minor edits in a quote box are easy to miss.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    Thanks, Tdol.

    I remember reading that as a verb 'mention' should not be followed by 'about', but why is 'mention about' found in the following link?

    BNC Simple Search

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Tdol.

    I remember reading that as a verb 'mention' should not be followed by 'about', but why is 'mention about' found in the following link.

    BNC Simple Search

    Thanks again.
    In some of those examples "mention" is used as a noun, the others are poor English.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    Thanks, bhaisahab, for confirming that 'mention about' is wrong.

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    Re: Can 'mention' be used with 'about'?

    It's possible to use the verb "mention" followed by "about" correctly:

    In all, he mentioned about fifty of his co-workers by name and said something positive about each one.

    Here, "about" modifies "fifty". Probably not exactly fifty, but about fifty.

    Among the things he mentioned about Christmas is that it inspires people “to keep the faith and to hold on to an enduring hope in humanity.”

    In this sentence, it's the things that are about Christmas, not the mentioning.

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