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    preposition

    Why do we use 'of' to mean 'concerned with'?

    As in dictionaries, for example it is said 'of a place' to mean 'concerned with place.'

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    Re: preposition

    We use it that way because that is one of the definitions for the word of. We use it to indicate an association or connection. Look here for all the definitions: of - Definitions from Dictionary.com

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