Grammar Patterns

V about n

Other related patterns

V about n to n, V to n about n

See Section 30 below.

V about n with n, V with n about n

See Chapter 6.

V adj/adv about n

The verb is followed by an adjective group or an adverb group, and a prepositional phrase beginning with about.
He felt good about the show.
She felt differently about this new plan.
This pattern may occur in a question or a wh-clause, with how or what coming before the Subject.
Look, I know how you feel about James.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause, or by a noun group and an '-ing' clause.
Obviously one shouldn't feel depressed about being 60.
How do you feel about me being a policeman?
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