Grammar Patterns

V about n

V about n

The 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 phase
    Don't bother about clearing up.
    Structure II: Verb with prepositional Object
    He was grumbling about the weather.
    Structure III: Verb with Adjunct
    David rang about the meeting tomorrow.
Structure I: Verbs in phaseStructure II: Verb with prepositional ObjectStructure III: Verb with AdjunctOther related patterns

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