N about n
The 'story' group
These nouns refer to something such as a book, broadcast, film, song, drama, or email, or to part of one.
Your article about MPs' salaries was unfair and contained unjustified comments.
My husband's brother and I are collaborating on a film about my father.
It's a story about a poor peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy prince.
With most of these nouns, the preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Also, I'm reading 'Getting to Know Waiwai', Alan Tormaid Campbell's wonderfully accessible book about living with an Amazonian people for two years.
On their album 'Let's Knife' they have a song about wanting to be a cat.
With some of these nouns, the preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N about n -ing.
He alluded to the Lygoe Report, particularly the bit about the prison service being the most complex organisation he has ever encountered.
'The Heart of It' is a powerful, multi-layered novel about a man coming to terms with his past.
With some of these nouns, especially article, book, programme, and report, the preposition about is sometimes followed by a wh-clause.
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This is a book about how we learn things.