V about n
Structure information: Verb with prepositional ObjectThe prepositional phrase is the prepositional Object. This structure has a passive, with the pattern be V-ed about. However, not all verbs with this structure are used in the passive. The following verbs are the ones most frequently passive.
The phrasal verb pattern is the same except that there is a particle, P, which comes after the verb. The passive does not occur.
argue forget joke know lie speak talk think write