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    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #1

    meticulous in // meticulous about

    meticulous - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    meticulous in He was meticulous in his use of words.

    meticulous about He has always been so meticulous about his appearance.


    Question 1. Can I replace the "it" with about?
    Question 2. Can I replace the "about" with it?


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
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    #2

    Re: meticulous in // meticulous about

    Both preps work.

    1. yes
    2. yes


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 2,886
    #3

    Re: meticulous in // meticulous about

    Regarding the second sentence, I think the shift of prepositions alters the meaning a tad.

    meticulous in : elegant
    meticulous about: careful

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