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    What's the difference between "on" and "about"?

    I have the 2 sentences.
    We're not allowed to give out the personal information "about" our customers.
    Please submit the tape "on" the American English Pronunciation.
    I don't know when to use "on" and "about" in the sentences like this.

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    Smile Re: What's the difference between "on" and "about"?

    Compare:

    a book for children about Africa and its people
    a textbook on Africa history

    a conversation about money
    a lecture on economics

    We use about to talk about ordinary, more general kinds of communication.
    On suggests that a book, talk etc is more serious, suitable for specialists.

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