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    on or about; earlier

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:


    Could you please tell me which is correct:
    1. a book on something
    2. a book about something

    They moved to Paris after he'd retired about ten years earlier.
    Can I replace "earlier" with "before"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: on or about; earlier

    1. Both are correct.

    2. Yes, you can.

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