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    #1

    Arrow ABOUT x OF

    Hello Folks,

    I never know when I have to use "about" or "of" in a sentence.

    Is there any tip to understand these differences?


    Cheers!

    Falcon

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    #2

    Re: ABOUT x OF

    Can you post an example?

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    #3

    Arrow Re: ABOUT x OF

    1) Did you hear about/of the accident?
    2) I wouldn't dream about/of speaking to hear like that.
    3) I'd like to hear something positive about/of you.

    and so on...

    I can't see any difference in meaning between about and of!

    When do I have to use them?

    Falcon

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    #4

    Re: ABOUT x OF

    1. is OK in both of or about.
    2. is also Ok in both
    3. about is better

    When you are speaking directly to someone your choice is limited.

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