Grammar Patterns

V about n

Structure III: Verb with Adjunct

V about n
 Verb groupaboutnoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
I'm phoningaboutthe arrangements for tomorrow.
Phrasal verbs: V P about n
 Verb groupParticleaboutnoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Thousands of peoplewriteinabouttheir experiences.
These verbs are concerned with communication by phone, email, text, or letter. The prepositional phrase indicates the topic which is the reason for the communication.
Hello? I'm calling about the ad for the car.
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I don't know if you can remember, a few months ago I rang up about some housing problems I and my husband were having with the landlord.
  • call
  • email
  • phone
  • ring
  • text
  • phone up
  • ring up
  • write in
  • Structure information: Verb with Adjunct

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