About

We can use about to mean ‘concerning’

We can use about to mean ‘approximately’. We can also use around for this but about is less formal.

We can use How about and What about to make suggestions.

We can also use What about ( but not How about) for more genuine questions.

We use about and on to talk about the subject of a discussion. We use on for more formal situations..

About can mean ‘here and there’.

Just about means ‘almost’.

Be about to means that something is on the point of happening.

Here are some useful expressions using about

no doubt about


bring about change

everybody is talking about it

be asked about

speak to them about

anything I can do about it?

concerned about

speculate about

about to change

know a lot about


talking about

known about

hear about

keep your wits about you

 

 

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