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The White House said in a statement that the Chinese government briefed them on the meeting Tuesday.

Which part is connected "on"?

  • What exactly is the source of your confusion? If I'm going to brief you on something, I'm going to provide you with a piece of important information pertaining to it. The preposition on is part of the phrase to brief someone on something. Do you understand? – Michael Rybkin Mar 28 '18 at 2:16
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    I understand now :) (after you commentted) – Zhang Mar 28 '18 at 2:48
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In this case, "on" is equivalent to "about". It doesn't mean "above" or "on top of". It's an idiomatic usage.

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Think of it like this: "The Chinese government briefed them." "On what did they brief them?" "On the meeting. They briefed them on the meeting."

  • Hehe. Previously, I confused, if the Chinese had a meeting with American and the Chinese told them about the King visiting China. Now, I know it. – Zhang Mar 28 '18 at 2:55

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