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  1. #1

    Which is correct?

    "It's a mystery what happened to her."

    Or

    "It's a mystery about what happened to her."


    I know that "What happened to her is a mystery", but what I want to know is, in terms of grammar, which is correct. :)

  2. #2

    Re: Which is correct?

    "It's a mystery about what happened to her."
    is certainly wrong.

    As for "It's a mystery what happened to her.", I would prefer it like this:
    "What happened to her is a mystery"

    EDIT:"It's a mystery about what happened to her." would be correct, if you use it as e.g. a narration for a mystery movie. "It's a thrilling movie, a mystery about what happened to her". Still, sounds bit strange though

  3. #3

    Re: Which is correct?

    Thanks for your reply Mariner!

    The first one does sound odd, but the reason why I asked is because you can say (I think): There is a mystery about her birthplace.

  4. #4

    Re: Which is correct?

    True, but notice the difference: "There is a mystery" vs "It is a mystery".

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