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Question I'm dreaming of/about working abroad.

hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
is there a difference in meaning between (a) and (b)?
(a) I'm dreaming of working abroad.
(b) I'm dreaming about working abroad.

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Michael2

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I would say they are a bit different. "Dreaming of" sounds like something in the future whereas "dreaming about" sounds like what you are literally dreaming about now, like "I'm talking about ....." There is some overlap and people are not always that fussy but I would definitely use "dreaming of" in this case. Like the song goes "I'm dreaming OF a White Christmas..."
 

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Basically the same. Although I agree with Michael2 that there is a slight difference in nuance.
 

hirashin

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Thanks for the help, Michael2 and mdchachi.
 
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