Are these two sentences correct?

  • I've read a lot about this topic lately
  • I've read a lot on this topic lately

If both are valid, is there any difference in their meaning?

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    They are both correct from an English readers perspective. I think the ON version feels more specific, like you were looking for information, while the ABOUT version feels like the reading was incidental to other readings.
    – baash05
    Mar 1, 2015 at 7:27

1 Answer 1


Plok, both versions are correct and convey the same meaning.

There is usually more than one way to express a thought, however which methods, or methods, one uses depends on context- what you are writing, the audience, etc.

The version using "on" connotes a specific target (as mentioned by baash05) and is also more formal.

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