Verb + “About” / “Of”

   

 
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Welcome to your Verb + “About” / “Of” lesson! In this topic we talk about:
• Dream + “About” / “Of”
Hear + “About” / “Of”
• Think + “About” / “Of”
Remind + “About” / Of”
• Complain + “About” / “Of”
Warn + “About” / “Of”
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Dream + “About” / “Of”

  • dream “about” something (when you’re asleep):

“I dreamt about you last night.”

  • dream “about” / “of” doing something (imagine):

“I dream of being rich and famous.”

  • Wouldn’t dream “of” doing something (would never do something):

“I wouldn’t dream of hurting you!”

Hear + “About” / “Of”

  • hear “about” something (meaning be informed about something):

“Did you hear about what happened yesterday?”

  • hear “of” something / somebody / somewhere (meaning know that something or someone exists):

“Have you heard of Zegama Beach?”

  • hear “from” somebody (meaning receive contact from someone):

“I heard from James yesterday, he texted me.”

Think + “About” / “Of”

  • think “about” something (meaning consider something / concentrate on something):

“I’ve thought about your idea, and I like it.”

“Can you lend me your car?”
“I’ll think about it.”

  • think “of” something (meaning when the idea comes to your mind):

“She told me her name, but I can’t think of it now.”

“Why didn’t I think of that?”

  • think “of” something (meaning ask for, or give opinion):

“What did you think of the book?”

“I didn’t think much of it.”

  • think “of” / “about” something / somebody (the difference between “of” and “about” here are small, and you can use either):

“When I can’t sleep, I think about my day.”
(or “of my day.”)

  • think “of” / “about” doing something (for possible future actions. again, the difference between “of” and “about” here are small):

“My wife is thinking of getting a dog.”
(or “about getting a dog.”)

Remind + “About” / Of”

  • remind somebody “about” something (meaning tell someone not to forget something):

“Thanks for reminding me about the party, I had totally forgotten!”

  • remind somebody “of” something / somebody / somewhere (meaning cause somebody to remember something):

“Your dinner reminds me of my grandma’s.”

“Look at the portrait, who does it remind you of?”

Complain + “About” / “Of”

  • complain “to” somebody “about” something (meaning say to someone that you are dissatisfied):

“I complained to the waiter about the food.”

  • complain “of” a pain / an illness:

“We went to the hospital because Mark was complaining of a bad headache.”

Warn + “About” / “Of”

  • warn somebody “about” somebody / somewhere (meaning say that it is dangerous or strange):

“I’m not surprised he hurt you, I warned you about him.”

“You wallet got stolen? I warned you about that bar.”

  • warn somebody “about” / “of” something (something bad that might happen later):

“Economists have warned us about another financial crash.”