Articolo su...

English translation: article on/about

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Italian term or phrase:Articolo su...
English translation:article on/about
Entered by: YODA Studio

18:51 Sep 4, 2014
Italian to English translations [PRO]
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Italian term or phrase: Articolo su...
Buonasera.

Per tradurre "articolo su (argomento)" è più appropriato "article on" o "article about"?
Per chiarezza, mi sto riferendo ad articoli giornalistici.

Grazie
YODA Studio
Local time: 14:12
article on/about
Explanation:
Some will say that "on" is more formal sounding than "about" but it really doesn't matter.


Would you use “on” or “about” in the following sentence?
She gave a lecture on recycled plastics or about recycled plastics.
More editors chimed in. Here was their chance to show off their punctilious mastery of punctuation, their quibbles about quotation marks, and, yes, their pointed opinions about prepositions. Here’s one editor’s contribution to what had become a lengthy discussion:
Regarding the specific example given, I think you’re all picking fly specks out of the pepper. Use “on” or “about”; it just doesn’t matter. The meaning is perfectly clear either way. You could also say the same thing half a dozen other ways:
She gave a lecture covering recycled plastics. She gave a lecture regarding recycled plastics. She gave a lecture explaining recycled plastics.
Now, if you really want to rev up this “on” versus “about” debate, try an illustration like this:
“He gave a lecture on an aircraft carrier deck.” versus “He gave a lecture about an aircraft carrier deck.” Big difference there. Duck! Here comes the wing of an F-18 Superhornet!
To which another editor replied, “I once attended a lecture on the surface of Mars. ‘Twas rather chilly.
http://twopens.com/beach-reads-the-chicago-manual-of-style/
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Maria Fokin
Italy
Local time: 14:12
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article on/about


Explanation:
Some will say that "on" is more formal sounding than "about" but it really doesn't matter.


Would you use “on” or “about” in the following sentence?
She gave a lecture on recycled plastics or about recycled plastics.
More editors chimed in. Here was their chance to show off their punctilious mastery of punctuation, their quibbles about quotation marks, and, yes, their pointed opinions about prepositions. Here’s one editor’s contribution to what had become a lengthy discussion:
Regarding the specific example given, I think you’re all picking fly specks out of the pepper. Use “on” or “about”; it just doesn’t matter. The meaning is perfectly clear either way. You could also say the same thing half a dozen other ways:
She gave a lecture covering recycled plastics. She gave a lecture regarding recycled plastics. She gave a lecture explaining recycled plastics.
Now, if you really want to rev up this “on” versus “about” debate, try an illustration like this:
“He gave a lecture on an aircraft carrier deck.” versus “He gave a lecture about an aircraft carrier deck.” Big difference there. Duck! Here comes the wing of an F-18 Superhornet!
To which another editor replied, “I once attended a lecture on the surface of Mars. ‘Twas rather chilly.
http://twopens.com/beach-reads-the-chicago-manual-of-style/

Maria Fokin
Italy
Local time: 14:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
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