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    #1

    Dream of/about

    Is there any difference? Because I found an example: 'I dream.... becoming a millionaire and buying a big yacht' and the only answer is OF, so is it incorrect to say ABOUT in this case?

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    Re: Dream of/about

    There's no real difference.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Dream of/about

    I'd say we use dream about more for actual dreaming "Last night I dreamt about being chased by a gang of purple clowns,"
    and I'd use dream of for the more figurative use of fantasising "I dream of one day winning the lottery and buying a big house by the sea".

    For me at least, both sentences would sound slightly odd if I swapped the preposition.

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