Grammar Patterns

V about n; V n about n

V about n; V n about n

In the case of hear, know, learn, and find out, the noun group following the verb in the pattern V n about n is always an amount.
I think he was a bit taken aback when I asked about his family history.
He asked me about my illness.
Perhaps other people knew about our affair and didn't regard it seriously.
Technical people often complain that translators know nothing about the specialised subject they are supposed to be translating.
  • ask
  • fight
  • hear
  • know
  • learn
  • find out
  • See related content

    English Dictionary
    English Dictionary
    NEW from Collins!
    NEW from Collins!
    English Word Lists
    English Word Lists
    Easy Learning English Grammar
    Easy Learning English Grammar
    Word Lover's Blog
    Word Lover's Blog
    Online Scrabble Checker
    Online Scrabble Checker
    The Paul Noble Method
    The Paul Noble Method
    Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
    Register now or login in to access