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    The more you know of/about this subject, the easier this course will be.

    The more you know ___ this subject, the easier this course will be.
    (A)of (B)about

    The answer is “about”. Why? Can’t I use “of” here? What’s the difference between “know of” and “know about”? Thanks!
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    Re: The more you know of/about this subject, the easier this course will be.

    Yes, you can use "about". You said that that was the given answer.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: The more you know of/about this subject, the easier this course will be.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you can use "about". You said that that was the given answer.
    Sorry! I made a big mistake. In fact, what I want to ask is-Can’t I use “of” here? Thanks!

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    Re: The more you know of/about this subject, the easier this course will be.

    No, "about" is correct.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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