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私が彼について言ったことは、彼の弟にについても当てはまる. I don't know the grammatical explanation for the use of 'koto' in this sentence

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This こと is "thing", a word that refers to an abstract/intangible thing (fact, statement, etc). It is modified by a relative clause (私が彼について言った).

私が彼について言ったこと
the thing that I said regarding him
what I said with regard to him

私が彼について言ったことは、彼の弟にについても当てはまる。
The thing I said regarding him also applies to his brother.
What I said about him is also true about his brother.

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