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Unread Oct 7th, 2015, 10:46 am
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-A person has to have understanding __ demographical background about the listener.

My opinion: of is the correct form; on would be wrong. If we are saying that we need to understand (=grasp) something, the preposition is of, not on, above. If we use on after understanding, it would be talking about an agreement (=accord):

eg a tacit understanding on the need for a pay rise

Do you agree with me?

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Yes - but in your example an article would sound more natural : You have to have an understanding of...
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Excellent answer. Thank you.
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