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Bài gửi by Admin on Thu 20 Mar 2008, 03:32


Pattert 1 : Noun + be + about +noun.

This book is about prepostations.

Nouns commonly used before about:

argument, article, book, conversation, disagreement, discussion, joke, lecture, movie, news, play, program, report, speech, story

Pattern 2: noun + about + noun

She gave me advice about my loan.

Nouns commonly used before about:

assurance, complaint, comment, gossip, lie, question, statement, truth

Pattern 3: verb + about + noun

He often talks about his job.

Verbs commonly used before about:

agree, argue, brag, care, complain, cry, do, dream, forget, groan, hear, joke, know, laugh, lie, moan, pray, read, say, scream, sing, talk, think, wonder, worry, yell


to see about—

1. to delay a decision until more information is known

We want to buy a house, but we will see about that later.

2. to get information about

I called that office to see about getting a job there.

to find out about—to get information about

She called the school to find out about her daughter's behavior.

Pattern 4: verb + noun + about

She knows something about airplanes.

Typical verbs used with this pattern:

ask, find out, know, learn, say

Typical nouns used before about:

a little, a lot, quite a bit, nothing, something, very little

Pattern 5: verb + indirect object + about + noun

They asked me about my trip.

Verbs commonly used with this pattern:

advise, ask, bother, contact, harass, question, remind, teach, tell, write

Pattern 6: adjective + about + noun

They were very kind about our late arrival.

Adjectives commonly used before about:

charming, kind, nasty, nice, mean, rude, sweet, understanding, unkind

2 About can identify the cause of an emotion or condition.

Pattern: adjective + about + noun

We are excited about our vacation.

Adjectives commonly used before about:

angry, anxious, bashful, concerned, confused, crazy, excited, glad, happy, mad, nervous, objective, optimistic, pessimistic, right, sick, silly, unhappy, upset, worried

3 About (adverb) can mean approximately.

Pattern: about + number

It is about nine o'clock.

We have about ten dollars each.

4 About can mean in all parts of.

Pattern 1: be + noun + about + noun

There is a lot of excitement about town.

Pattern 2: past participle of verb + about + noun

Papers were scattered about the house.

Typical past participles used before about:

scattered, sprinkled, strewn, thrown

5 About can describe a noun.

Pattern: something/nothing + (adjective) + about + noun

There is something about her that I like.

There is something adorable about her.

There is nothing nice about that.

Adjectives commonly used before about:

adorable, attractive, bad, cute, exotic, fascinating, familiar, fishy, funny, good, interesting, nice, peculiar, special, strange, unusual, weird, wonderful

6 About can mean in all directions.

Pattern 1: motion verb + about + noun

We wandered about town for a few hours.

Pattern 2: motion verb + about (adverb)

The baby crawls about the house.

Verbs commonly used with these patterns:

crawl, go, jump, look, move, poke, run, walk, wander

7 About (adverb) can mean almost.

Pattern: be + about + adjective

She is about ready.

Adjectives commonly used after about:

complete, done, finished, perfect, ready, right, through


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