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    Prepositions

    1. He is not a well-known singer, not many people have heard ______ him.
    A: about
    B: of
    C: at

    2. I must warn you ______ the dog. He is very aggressive sometimes.
    A: about
    B: against
    C: of

    3. We warned our children ______ the dangers of playing in the streets.
    A: about
    B: of
    C: against

    I think we have two answers in each question. Please tell me which of them is better
    1. of
    2. about
    3. of,about

    Last edited by Freeguy; 14-Nov-2013 at 08:45.

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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    1. He is not a well-known singer, not many people have heard ______ him.
    A: about
    B: of
    C: at

    2. I must warn you ______ the dog. He is very aggressive sometimes.
    A: about
    B: against
    C: of

    3. We warned our children ______ the dangers of playing in the streets.
    A: about
    B: of
    C: against

    I think we have two answers in each question. Please tell me which of them is better
    1. of
    2. of, about
    3. of,about

    "of" and "about" are mostly interchangeable. There is a subtle difference. If I think "of" a person, the thought may be a fleeting one. If I think "about" a person I will spend more time and thought. I would use the following: #1 = of (Merely hearing of a person doesn't delve into detail), #2 = about (This dog is dangerous and the warning is important), #3 = about (The same as #2). In normal speech one person may use "of" and another person may use "about". This may be because of how the people around them used the language when they were young, their education and the accepted speech used in a certain region.

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