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The 'tell' groupThese verbs are concerned with verbal or written communication with someone about something. This includes:
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause.
Their husbands were interrogated about separatist activities.
His father played fiddle and taught him about country music.
They constantly teased her about her looks, mocking her hairstyle and the clothes she wore.
I liked people to tell me about the books they were reading.
He dated the decline of their marriage from the time when she had stopped nagging him about never being home.
They ruthlessly questioned him about why he hadn't bothered to see Christopher or even find out our address.