I will let you know (about) what my friends say

Margalineta

New Member
Catalan and Spanish
Hi everyone!
What sentence is grammatically correct...?
I will let you know about what my friends say
I will let you know what my friends say
I will let you know about my friends answer.

To me, the first answer sounds incorrect. Can "about" and "what" be used together?

Thanks!
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "I will let you know what my friends say" is correct; we sometimes add "about" informally but it's neither necessary nor elegant to do so.
     

    gengo

    Senior Member
    American English
    Which sentence is grammatically correct?
    I will let you know about what my friends say
    I will let you know what my friends say
    I will let you know about my friends answer.

    As The Newt says, 2 is the best, 1 is acceptable, but 3 is incorrect and should be as follows.

    I will let you know about my friend's answer. (singular friend)
    or
    I will let you know about my friends' answer. (plural friends)

    With that proper punctuation, then 3 is also correct.
     
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