V n about n
The 'know' group
These verbs are concerned with knowing or finding out about something. The noun group following the verb is always an amount, and the pattern is V amount about n. When these verbs are used in the passive, the amount is the Subject.
She frequented the library to find out all she could about the disease.
At the end of the conference there was general agreement that much more needs to be found out about the donkey.
It is indeed true that I have gleaned details about him from his writings but I will of course ignore that.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause.
He may be a brilliant 'personality', but he knows nothing about producing a play.
We've learned a lot about how to travel with kids and how not to.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing'clause. This pattern is V n about n -ing.
glean hear know learn find out
I heard Wally didn't know anything about me going to Canberra and that he was upset about it.