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    #1

    concern, deal with, be about

    I was wondering which of the following sentences are used more commonly or is any of them preferred in formal speech.

    The book is about the World War II.
    The book concerns security requirements.
    The article is concerned with relations between countries.
    This chapter deals with code reds.
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    Re: concern, deal with, be about

    "The book is about World War II." No "the".

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    Re: concern, deal with, be about

    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    "The book is about World War II." No "the".
    I mean which of 'be about', 'concern', to be concerned with', and 'deal with' is used more commonly or is any of them formal?

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    Re: concern, deal with, be about

    Concerns and concerned with are more formal than deals with and are about, but is about is the most commonly used.

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    Re: concern, deal with, be about

    Quote Originally Posted by rancher247 View Post
    Concerns and concerned with are more formal than deals with and are about, but is about is the most commonly used.
    Thank you

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