Learn English – To be “glad of” or “glad about”?


I was wondering about the correct usage of the term "glad". It seems to me it can be used (at least) in two different ways: "to be glad of something" or "to be glad about something", indeed I found both of them in some online dictionaries. But I cannot really understand what is the difference (if there is any), or if one of the two is more correct than the other.

Thank you very much for your help!

Best Answer

glad of something : - grateful for something

glad about something : - pleased; happy

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary