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Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 10:12 pm
She describes about the animals.

Is 'about' needed?

Thanks in advance.
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Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 10:40 pm
"About" is absolutely not need. It's wrong.
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 04:26 am
"About" is wrong after "describes".

She describes the animals.
She gives a description of the animals.
She talks about the animals.
Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 05:26 am

The ethologists know the behavior she describes about the animals in captivity..

Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 12:00 pm
One would use 'in'.

Do you mean:

The ethologists recognise the behaviour (which she describes) as occurring in or among captive animals?

If so, then:

The ethologists know of the behavior she describes in the animals in captivity..

The naturalist described mating behaviour in chimps. My Grandmother blocked her ears.

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