feedback on/about the shortlisted candidates

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"feedback on/about the shortlisted candidates"
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Which proposition is correct?

On or about
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  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    If you want to know about the candidates, you can get feedback on them (e.g. from their referees). On is more common than about in that case.

    If you mean get information from the candidates, use feedback from.

    The forum rules ask you to provide us with a sentence and context, to make it easier for us to answer. :)


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    English - England
    Both are possible;
    "feedback on the shortlisted candidates" -> on = on the subject of
    "feedback about the shortlisted candidates" -> about = concerning; surrounding; in the area of, etc.
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