The sentence is:
Intrigued by its success, I wanted to deepen my knowledge of the language’s history and of the unique culture that sprang around it.
I wrote it as a part of a project I have to submit, and there are two distinct aspects of this sentence that make me doubt its grammatical correctness:
- Is the use of the word "of" (in bold, in both instances) appropriate here? I'm conflicted between using it and "about".
- According to Google, the definition of the verb "to spring" is "to originate or arise from", and in my sentence, the unique culture sprang around the language and not from it. Is the usage here correct? Should I replace it with "grew" or something like that?
Help will be much appreciated :)