• Talk

    From Alexander Koryagin@2:221/6 to All on Wed Sep 26 13:29:34 2018
    Hi, all!

    In "Molly Moon Stops the World", by Georgia Byng, I read this:

    -----Beginning of the citation-----
    Molly wondered what Lucy could want her to do. She wanted to thank Lucy,
    to tell her about New York, and to talk hypnotism with her. There was
    one other big reason too.
    ----- The end of the citation -----

    So we have:
    "to talk hypnotism with her"
    "to talk about hypnotism with her"
    "to talk of hypnotism with her"

    The first variant I see for the first time. Is there something particular about
    it, comparing with the other variants?

    Bye, all!
    Alexander Koryagin
    english_tutor 2018

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  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Alexander Koryagin on Wed Sep 26 09:43:19 2018
    Hi Alexander -- on Sep 26 2018 at 13:29, you wrote:

    So we have:
    "to talk hypnotism with her"
    "to talk about hypnotism with her"
    "to talk of hypnotism with her"

    The first variant I see for the first time. Is there something
    particular about it, comparing with the other variants?

    To "talk hypnotism" implies that both people are knowledgable about hypnotism. The other two variants do not imply that.


    Cheers... Dallas

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