Grammatica

V about n

Structure II: Verb with prepositional Object

Active voice: V about n/-ing/wh
 Verb groupaboutnoun group/-ing clause/wh-clause
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
Youdidn't agonizeaboutwhether or not to do it?
Idreamaboutwinning the 100 meters.
Other playersare grumblingaboutunpaid wages.
Iheardaboutthe accident.
Passive voice: be V-ed about
 Verb groupabout
SubjectVerbPrepositionAdjunct (optional)
These childrenare not being forgottenabout. 
Nothing elsehad been talkedaboutfor weeks.
Phrasal verbs: V P about n/-ing/wh
 Verb groupParticleaboutnoun group/-ing clause/wh-clause
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
Successive ministershave dronedonaboutthe need for cuts.
She's foundoutaboutthe money.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
II.1 The 'talk' groupII.2 The 'think' groupII.3 The 'learn' groupII.4 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with prepositional Object

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