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ABOUT TO:

  • Refers to Imminent Actions: 鈥淎bout to鈥 is used to talk about actions that are expected to happen very soon or imminently.
    Example: 鈥淚鈥檓 about to start a class.鈥

  • Structure: The structure is Verb To Be + About To + Base Verb.

  • Word JUST: it adds emphasis to the idea that the action will take place shortly after the current moment.
    Example: 鈥淚鈥檓 just about to start a class, so I will talk to you later.鈥

  • Limited to Near Future: It鈥檚 used for actions happening in the near future, not for events far in advance.
    Example: 鈥淚鈥檓 about to start the class in five hours鈥 (Incorrect).

  • Always use the infinitive after 鈥渁bout.鈥 So, it鈥檚 鈥渁bout to take off,鈥 not 鈥渁bout taking off.鈥

ABOUT:

  • Denotes content or topic or theme: It refers to the central theme or content of something.
    Example: 鈥淭he book is about the subject of science fiction.鈥
  • The movie is about the life of a singer who became famous.
  • The meeting is about the future of the company.
  • He was about to go about when I called.
  • Let鈥檚 go downstairs now! The taxi driver is about to arrive.
  • The conversation was about the new product feature we are launching.
  • I was about to leave when the phone rang.
  • She was about to ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance.
  • He鈥檚 always talking about his job and how much he loves it.
  • We鈥檙e about to have lunch. Would you like to join us?
  • They were about to go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired.
  • She鈥檚 about to start her new job next week.
  • He鈥檚 going to talk about the results of last quarter.
  • They were about to have a picnic, but it started raining.
  • We were about to leave when the car wouldn鈥檛 start.
  • I鈥檓 just about to call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday.
Complete the following sentences with either "about" or "about to 1\. I was \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ leave when the phone rang. 2\. She was \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance. 3\. He's always talking \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ his job and how much he loves it. 4\. We're \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ have lunch. Would you like to join us? 5\. They were \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired. 6\. She's \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ start her new job next week. 7\. He's going to talk \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ the results of last quarter. 8\. They were \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ have a picnic, but it started raining. 9\. We were \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ leave when the car wouldn't start. 10\. I'm \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday ChatGPT I was about to leave when the phone rang. She was about to ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance. He's always talking about his job and how much he loves it. We're about to have lunch. Would you like to join us? They were about to go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired. She's about to start her new job next week. He's going to talk about the results of last quarter. They were about to have a picnic, but it started raining. We were about to leave when the car wouldn't start. I'm about to call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday.
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  1. I was about to leave when the phone rang.
  2. She was about to ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance.
  3. He鈥檚 always talking about his job and how much he loves it.
  4. We鈥檙e about to have lunch. Would you like to join us?
  5. They were about to go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired.
  6. She鈥檚 about to start her new job next week.
  7. He鈥檚 going to talk about the results of last quarter.
  8. They were about to have a picnic, but it started raining.
  9. We were about to leave when the car wouldn鈥檛 start.
  10. I鈥檓 about to call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday.
  1. I was ABOUT TO leave when the phone rang.
  2. She was ABOUT TO ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance.
  3. He鈥檚 always talking ABOUT his job and how much he loves it.
  4. We鈥檙e ABOUT TO have lunch. Would you like to join us?
  5. They were ABOUT TO go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired.
  6. She鈥檚 ABOUT TO start her new job next week.
  7. He鈥檚 going to talk ABOUT the results of last quarter.
  8. They were ABOUT TO have a picnic, but it started raining.
  9. We were ABOUT TO leave BUT the car wouldn鈥檛 start.
  10. I鈥檓 ABOUT TO call my mom to wish her a happy birthday.

In my opinion, 鈥榣ater鈥 doesn鈥檛 fit. Bearing in mind that the verb phrase BE ABOUT TO already states the immediacy of the action, time expressions/adverbs (not clauses) become redundant, obvious or contradicting

My task:

  • My conversation with Libo was about my new tesis.
  • I am about to get a new tutor for this new project.
  • I am just about to kick-out my (ex)-tutor.
  • I am just about to be very happy with the new opportunity.

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  • The meeting is about the future of the company
  • He was about to go out when i called
  • Let鈥檚 go downstairs now! The taxi driver is about to arrive
  • The conversation was about the new product feature we are launching
  • The meeting is about to the future of the company. wrong
  • He was about to go out when I calles. right
  • Let鈥檚 go downstairs now! The taxi driver is about to arrive. right
  • The conversation was about the new product feature we are launching. right
  • I was ++about to ++ leave when the phone rang.

  • She was++ about to ++ ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance.

  • He鈥檚 always talking ++about ++his job and how much he loves it.

  • We鈥檙e ++ about to++ have lunch. Would you like to join us?

  • They were++ about to++ go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired.

  • She鈥檚 ++about to ++start her new job next week.

  • He鈥檚 going to talk about the results of last quarter.

  • They were ++ about to++ have a picnic, but it started raining.

  • We were about to leave when the car wouldn鈥檛 start.

  • I鈥檓 about to call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday.

  • I was about to leave when the phone rang.

  • She was about to ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance.

  • He鈥檚 always talking about his job and how much he loves it.

  • We鈥檙e about to have lunch. Would you like to join us?

  • They were about to go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired.

  • She鈥檚 about to start her new job next week.

  • He鈥檚 going to talk about the results of last quarter.

  • They were about to have a picnic, but it started raining.

  • We were about to leave when the car wouldn鈥檛 start.

  • I鈥檓 about to call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday.

I was about to leave when the phone rang.
She was about to ask a question, bu the meeting ended before she had the chance.
He麓s talking about his job and how much he loves it.
We麓re about to have lunch.Would you like to join us?
They were about to go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired.
She鈥檚 about to star her new job next week.
He鈥檚 is going to talk about the results of last quarter.
They were about to have a picnic, but it started raining.
We were about to leave when the car wouldn麓t start.
I鈥檓 about to call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday.

it is the rule about to + verb/ about + noun?

I was about to____ leave when the phone rang.
She was about to____ ask a question, but the meeting ended before she had the chance.
He鈥檚 always talking about___ his job and how much he loves it.
We鈥檙e _about to have lunch. Would you like to join us?
They were _about to go on vacation when they realized their passports had expired.
She鈥檚 about to start her new job next week.
He鈥檚 going to talk about the results of last quarter.
They were about to have a picnic, but it started raining.
We were about to
leave when the car wouldn鈥檛 start.
I鈥檓 __about to call my mom later to wish her a happy birthday.