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    The word "Information" + preposition

    I would really like to know the prepositions that must be used with the word "information".

    1. We provide contact information for/of? relevant offices.
    2. We give you information about/on? travelling to Europe.
    3. The website informs you about/on English as a Second Language.

    I get constantly confused about which preposition to use.

    Thank you!

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    Re: The word "Information" + preposition

    "Information on" or "information about". There's no difference in sense, really, but "information about" is the more traditional expression, and is better, I think.

    We give you information about travelling to Europe.
    The website informs you about English as a Second Language.

    The sentence "we provide contact information for the relevant offices" is poor. [1] Do the data describe the addresses and telephone numbers of the relevant offices, or [2] is the contact information handed over to the offices? Sense [1] is the usual meaning, but the sentence remains confusing. These are better:

    We provide the relevant offices with contact information <--- Contact data are given to the relevant offices.

    We provide the contact information of/about the relevant offices. <--- Sense [1]. Still not a very good sentence, but the best of a bad bunch. Really it's better to say:

    We can tell you how to contact the relevant offices.

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