Hasenmueller from Germany asks:
I would like to know if there is a difference in using approve with or without the preposition of in your sentence structure. Or is it just the same?
meaning of approve changes when you add the preposition of
to make approve of. Approve'by itself means 'sanction' or 'endorse'
as in these two examples. In the first, an accountant is speaking
and in the second, a university admissions tutor.
you approve of something, then you consider it to be good or
you agree with it. Consider: