V about n
V about nThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of the preposition about and a noun group. With most verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. In Structure I, the preposition is followed by an '-ing' form. The passive pattern is be V-ed about.This pattern has three structures:
Structure I: Verbs in phaseDon't bother about clearing up.
Structure II: Verb with prepositional ObjectHe was grumbling about the weather.
Structure III: Verb with AdjunctDavid rang about the meeting tomorrow.