200 Common English Phrases
Use the word About in a Sentence
About preposition: connected with, on the subject of
- I’m worried about you.
- They were talking about Tom.
- I got the information about the course.
- He’s worried about his job.
1. About adverb: approximately
- It’s about 10 km away.
- Their house is worth about 300,000 dollars.
- He works about 50 hours a week.
2. About adverb: almost
- They’re about ready to leave.
- He’s about ready to go.
- Take it out when it’s just about done
3. About adverb: direction
- I heard someone moving about outside.
- We walked about the room.
- I spent all day running about the head office.
4. About adverb: in or near a place
- Is there a store anywhere about?
- She must be somewhere about.
About adjective: INTENDING (be about to do sth)
- She was about to leave when I arrived.
- They were just about to vote.
- She’s about to have lunch.
- We’re about to play tennis.