I was wondering what reads better.

  1. Buddhism is a religion I’ve studied in school.
  2. Buddhism is a religion I've studied about in school.

I think (1) reads better because, but when I say it, I want to put the "about" in there for some reason.

  • Did you learn about Buddhism, or did you actually study to become a Buddhist? The two are very different. Nov 5 '20 at 7:25
  1. is perfect.

You can read about a subject, learn about it, hear about it, think about it or laugh about it, but you can't study about anything! Study is transitive in this context, so it takes a direct object.

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