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Inform of vs. Inform about

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Created Date: Fri 09 Mar 2012

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When should we use Inform of and Inform about? What is the difference between them?

 

Answer:
This explanation is just our habit of using these words.

+ Inform of: we use this when the whole idea is used as a phrase.
Ex:
> Can you please inform me of Peter's problem?
> Can you inform our teacher of my absence for today's class?

As you can see, we have known something and we want to know more about it.

+ Inform about: when the detailed information is left out.
Ex:
> Can you inform me about Peter? ( we didn't tell what happened to Peter )
> Can you inform our teacher about me? (we didn't say the person was absent)
> Can you inform me about what happened to Peter? (we don't know what happened)

From the examples, you can see that we haven't known what happened so we ask those question.

+ Inform someone that is usually used to confirm.
Ex: Please be informed that you have been selected as one of our potential candidates for the job. (very formal and quite often used in business emails)


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