I am trying to find out which nouns commonly collocate with the phrasal verb Know of (I couldn't find any references in the Oxford collocation dictionary).
It seems to me that this phrasal verb seems to be used more naturally with pronouns and improper nouns compared to the name of a person.
1.e.g Yes, I know of him/her/them. = OK to me.
2 e.g Yes, I know of a good mechanic.= OK to me.
However, when I say: 3. Yes, I know of Mr Jones then it somehow sounds a bit odd.
Perhaps I'm wrong? Is it my imagination or do examples 1 and 2 sound better?
thanks and sorry for the weird question.