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Is 'about' needed?

 
 
Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 11:09 pm
Now I would like to explain about the “Reply to Kyo’o”. Nichiren Daishonin states:
“Just when I was longing to hear once again from you, the messenger, whom you kindly sent, arrived. Since this is the time for me Nichiren, your Gokuyo money is important and more valuable than any treasure that one can find in the Mountain and Ocean.”

Is 'about' needed? Thanks.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 12:08 am
Not necessarily, no--but it's not "wrong" either.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 02:57 am
@Setanta,
Thanks, Setanta.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 03:04 am
You're welcome.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 04:44 am
I might perceive a subtle difference, that to explain something might be to clarify the meaning of the thing itself and to explain about something might be to give information that makes clearer the reason for, origin of, or context of the thing.


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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:12 am
Thanks, Tes yeux noirs.
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Ian007
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 06:45 am
@tanguatlay,
I would like to say that with an "about" the sentence reads more influent as well as formal.
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 06:51 am
@Ian007,
One has to wonder what you think "influent" means. It's a term used in hydrology, not language.
Ian007
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 11:28 pm
@Setanta,
I don't totally agree with you .Fluent can be used in language. Someone's English is fluent means his/her oral English is pretty good.
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Ian007
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 11:29 pm
@Setanta,
Sorry I misspelt the word.It should be fluent not influent.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2016 12:40 am
No sweat, what's important is that you understand what the words mean.
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Ethan M
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2016 02:23 am
@tanguatlay,
I could be wrong but it feels like about is not required in the sentence. Using about is not wrong but it doesn't seem necessary at that point.
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