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1.Which of the sentences below is best, and why?

People are saying that this is great about X (for example: our new product).
People are saying about X that this is great.
People are saying great about X.

2.Is the 'about X' phrase an adverb phrase?

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None of these seem quite right; probably because this is being used without context to establish what this is. – Orbling Jan 22 '11 at 15:08
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"People are saying that this is one of the great things about X." is more appropriate than any of the suggestions you gave.

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