prepositions - about

Prepositions - About

  • About identifies a topic.

    Pattern 1: noun + be + about + noun
    This book is about prepositions.
    Nouns commonly used before about:
    argument, article, book, conversation, disagreement, discussion, joke, lecture, movie, news, play, program, report, speech, story

    Pattern 2: noun + about + noun
    She gave me advice about my loan.
    Nouns commonly used before about:
    assurance, complaint, comment, gossip, lie, question, statement, truth

    Pattern 3: verb + about + noun He often talks about his job.
    Verbs commonly used before about:
    agree, argue, brag, care, complain, cry, do, dream, forget, groan, hear, joke, know, laugh, lie, moan, pray, read, say, scream, sing, talk, think, wonder, worry, yell
    Expressions:
    to see about—
  • to delay a decision until more information is known We want to buy a house, but we will see about that later.
  • to get information about
    I called that office to see about getting a job there.
    to find out about—to get information about
    She called the school to find out about her daughter's behavior.

    Pattern 4: verb + noun + about
    She knows something about airplanes.
    Typical verbs used with this pattern:
    ask, find out, know, learn, say
    Typical nouns used before about:
    a little, a lot, quite a bit, nothing, something, very little

    Pattern 5: verb + indirect object + about + noun
    They asked me about my trip.
    Verbs commonly used with this pattern: advise, ask, bother, contact, harass, question, remind, teach, tell, write

    Pattern 6: adjective + about + noun
    They were very kind about our late arrival.
    Adjectives commonly used before about:
    charming, kind, nasty, nice, mean, rude, sweet, understanding, unkind
    2 About can identify the cause of an emotion or condition.
    Pattern: adjective + about + noun
    We are excited about our vacation.

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    All of these words refer to an area with lots of trees and other vegetation close together.

    The word jungle refers to a tropical area (it can also be called a rain forest). The Amazon in Brazil is an example of a jungle.

    In non-tropical areas, land filled with trees can be called the forest or the woods:
  • We went camping in the forest / in the woods.
  • The frightened fox ran across the parking lot and then disappeared into the forest/woods.

    We usually say "the woods" - when it is necessary to use "a," we typically use forest:
  • There is a large forest in the eastern part of the state.
  • There is a large woods

    The word wood is used for the substance that comes from trees and is used in construction and to make furniture and other objects:
  • This table is made of wood.
  • A small wooden cross marked the burial site.

    wooden" is the adjective meaning "made of wood.

    If we are talking about multiple pieces of wood, then we say "pieces of wood" and not "woods":
  • We gathered a few pieces of wood to start a fire. a few woods

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