Grammar Patterns

N about n

N about n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of about and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. These patterns are N about -ing and N about wh.
 Nounaboutnoun group/-ing clause/wh-clause
achataboutfootball
adocumentaryaboutcoping with life-threatening conditions
 doubtsaboutwhat her chosen career should be
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'talk' groupThe 'story' groupThe 'ideas' groupThe 'disagreement' groupNouns with other meaningsOther related patterns

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