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Maybe I should change my avatar to Contrarian, but they do seem somewhat different to me:
I dream about being whipped by bespectacled school mistresses.???

Just suggests that I have had that dream (my reaction to that being left unsa

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I would say that the basic rule for non-native speakers of English , always "dream about something", or if you wish to emphasize the psychological phenomenon even more, say that you "had a dream about something".
Music I have to agree with this assessment. 'dream about' tends to be used when you are actually talking about "REM sleep", while 'dream of' may be used to talk about your aspirations, goals, wants, desires (and crazy fantasies ;))



Movies Thanks a lot for this explanation!
So does this also work for other verbs that can take both "about" and "of"? (IE: speak about/of)

Sports Thanks a lot for this explanation!
So does this also work for other verbs that can take both "about" and "of"? (ie: speak about/of)
Hobbies No, because to speak about/of or think about/of doesn't normally have the two meanings that dream has. Dreams mean both a purely psychological phenomenon (at one end of its meaning), as Histologist put it nicely as part of REM sleep, but can also mean a desire (as in my dream job, dream home, dream girl/boy, &c.).

General Or at least the difference is even more subtle (Heisenberg's uncertainty principle seems to apply, if you delve more deeply into meanings they become less and less certain). "He speaks well/ill of someone" seems just a bit better than "He speaks well/ill about someone", but the difference is less important than with dreaming.



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