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    'to bring something about'

    Hello.

    I know 'to bring about something' is a phrasal verb meaning 'to make something happen'.

    For example:
    What brought about the change in his attitude?
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...ring#bring__92

    Is 'to bring something about' possible? (I'd like to ask about the word order.)

    'To bring about the change' sounds perfectly OK to me, but 'to bring the change about' doesn't. However, 'to bring about it/that' sounds strange while 'to bring it/that about' sounds OK to me.

    Thank you.

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    Re: 'to bring something about'

    Can you post a sentence with "to bring it/that about?

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    Re: 'to bring something about'

    Thank you, Mike.
    I'm not sure if it's correct or not, but I'll make my own example sentence:

    We need to make the change (the specific change mentioned previously), and it takes courage to bring it about.

    How does it sound? Is it correct?

    Thank you again.

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    Re: 'to bring something about'

    Yes, that sounds OK.

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    Re: 'to bring something about'

    Brought the change about sounds OK to me.

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