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Do these sentences mean the same:
1-He asked me where I had been.
2-He asked me about where I had been.
 

henry

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navi said:
Do these sentences mean the same:
1-He asked me where I had been.
2-He asked me about where I had been.

I'd say yes. " about" is IMO superfluous.

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I'd say he's after the name of the place in the first and information about the place in the second. ;-)
 

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navi said:
Do these sentences mean the same:
1-He asked me where I had been.
2-He asked me about where I had been.

I agree with TDOL's distinction. :wink:
 
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