a magazine on/about something?

13:05 Sep 18, 2000
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Dutch term or phrase: a magazine on/about something?
A magazine on or about something? Or can it be used both?

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na +1On or about can often (but not always) be avoided such as:
jarry (X)
naboth can be used
Marijke Singer



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On or about can often (but not always) be avoided such as:

a computer magazine, a fashion magazine, etc.

jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 06:43
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855

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both can be used


A magazine on housekeeping.
A magazine on cooking.
A magazine about technical issues.
A magazine about the product.

You can avoid on and about by using:
A magazine dealing with technical issues.

Good luck!

Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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