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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    understand

    I heard this sentence in a film:

    "I don't understand about this tunnel."

    The meaning was approximately: I don't understand what it is for, or why they are digging it or something of the sort.
    But can the verb "understand" be used that way?
    understand+about+object
    (I know we have "what I don't understand about X is that...", but this isn't the same thing.)

  2. theschnitzel
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    #2

    Re: understand

    "I don't understand this tunnel" is correct. Dropping the "about."

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