Do you read of what you have collected?

Often I hear people say of what you said, of what you did...etc. So should I add of to the sentence above?

  • I'm afraid there are a few words that shouldn't be there. I'm not sure what you're sentence means; could you re-word it?
    – ashleedawg
    Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 10:25
  • @ashlee It means Do you read the stuff (books, comics, etc.) you have collected?
    – skygate
    Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 10:45
  • Why "of"? Why not "about"?
    – user3169
    Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 20:51

1 Answer 1


"Of" is out of place here but the rest of the sentence is also worded unusually.

I might ask,

Do you read your collection?

or even better was your 2nd example:

Do you read the books you have collected?

Your examples of of what you said and of what you did wouldn't apply here, and I can't think of many cases where they would. Perhaps,

Sometimes I think of what you said.

I understood all of what you said.

Tell me the story of what you did.

Are you ashamed of what you did?


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