Verb + preposition 3 about/ of
動詞プラス前置詞 (about/ of) 編
hear ABOUT…= be told about something
Did you hear about the fire at the hotel yesterday?
Do you want to hear about our holiday?
hear OF…= know that somebody/ something exists
‘Who is Tom Hart?’ ‘I have no idea. I’ve never heard of him.’
I live in a small town in the north of England. You’ve probably never heard of it.
hear FROM…= be in contact with somebody
‘Have you heard from Jane recently?’ ‘Yes, she called me a few days ago.’
Jane used to call me quite often, but I haven’t heard from her for a long time now.
think ABOUT… and think OF
When you think ABOUT something, you consider it, you concentrate your mind on it:
I’ve thought about what you said and I’ve decided to take your advice.
‘Will you lend me the money?’ ‘I’ll think about it.’
When you think OF something, the idea comes to your mind:
It was my idea. I thought of it first.
I felt embarrassed. I couldn’t think of anything to say.
We also use think of when we ask or give a opinion:
‘What did you think of the movie?’ ‘I don’t think much of it.’
The difference is sometimes very small and you can use of or about:
When I’m alone, I often think of (about) you.
You can say think of or about doing something (for possible future actions):
dream ABOUT…(when you are asleep)
I dreamed about you last night.
dream OF or ABOUT being something/ doing something = imagine
Do you dream of (or about) being rich and famous?
I wouldn’t dream OF doing = I would never do it
‘Don’t tell anyone what I said.’ ‘No, I wouldn’t dream of it.’
complain (TO somebody) ABOUT…= say that you are not satisfied
We complained to the manager of the restaurant about the food.
complain OF a pain, an illness etc. = say that you have a pain etc.
We called the doctor because George was complaining of a pain in his stomach.
remind somebody ABOUT…= tell somebody not to forget
I’m glad you reminded me about the meeting. I’d completely forgotten about it.
remind somebody OF…= cause somebody to remember
This house reminds me of the one I lived in when I was a child.
Look at this photograph of Richard. Who does he remind you of?
warn somebody ABOUT a person or thing which is bad, dangerous, unusual etc.
I knew he was a strange person. I had been warned about him.
Vicky warned me about the traffic. She said it would be bad.
warn somebody ABOUT or OF a danger, something bad which might happen later
Scientists have warned us about (or of) the effects of climate change.