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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #129608: About
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Prepositions [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Adjectives and prepositions - FOR and its use - Across / through - Adjectives and prepositions - Prepositions and location - Adjectives and prepositions - Prepositions of time - Prepositions
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    It's one of those words that students call "these little words we don't really know what they're for"


    but that happen to be very useful when you know them!


    1) ABOUT: (on the subject of): 

    - To talk about something (+ noun) 

    - To talk about why... 

    - To think about

    - To be sorry about something



    2) ABOUT: (approximately/ more or less)

    - The child was about two years old. 

    3) TO BE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING.(on the point of) 

    - The train was about to enter the station. 





    - To be crazy about something

    - To see about something: I must see about getting some food prepared for our guests tonight




    - How about + ing... / What about + ing...? : suggesting

    - I walked about the streets

    - There were books lying about the room

    - Turn about GB)/ around(US)

    - To bang about/ around

    - To be on about: to speak endlessly

    - It's about time+ subjunctive. 




    - To be up and about... 

    - To do an about-face

    - Along about 4 (around 4 o'clock)



    Here we are! That's all! Not very difficult, is it? Go for the test! 

    ... and thanks for working with me... 

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