about

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about

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
prep
  1. a [book, movie, show] about [space]
  2. a [movie] about [space, love, childhood, the future]
  3. about the [new, latest] [movie]
  4. about this [product, site, page, computer]
  5. about [us, our company, our website]
  6. [know, learn] (more) about
  7. about [whether, who, where, why]
  8. it's not [always, all] about you
  9. all about nothing
  10. (was) all about her
  11. what about us?
  12. what about a [change of scene, picnic]?
  13. what about (not) [making, trying, being]
  14. [doubts, concerns, fears] about
  15. [help, advice, tips] about [selling, trying, improving, being]
  16. can't do [a lot, anything, much] about it
  17. tell me about it!
adv
  1. about to [be, have, get, play, go, make, do, leave]
  2. (it's) about to [rain, snow, hail]
  3. it's about time [we left, you started]
  4. (it's) about time to [leave]
  5. it's about time!
  6. [and, I think] that's about it
  7. is about this [big, small, tall, wide, much]
  8. about the same [amount, distance, time]
  9. about a [minute, year, mile, liter, dozen]
  10. about [40, 100, 50,000]
  11. about [100] [dollars, people, liters, miles, fans, lines]
  12. about [40] miles [from, away, to, until]
  13. [it's, at] about [10 o'clock]
  14. right about now
  15. just about [everyone, anyone, all]
  16. (that) sounds about right
  17. yes, just about
  18. have just about had enough (of)
  19. there were [tons, swarms, a lot] of people about [town]
adj
  1. is up and about
additional examples
  1. a [book, movie, show] about [space]
  2. about to [be, have, get, play, go, make, do, leave]
  3. a [movie] about [space, love, childhood, the future]
  4. (it's) about to [rain, snow, hail]
  5. about the [new, latest] [movie]
  6. it's about time [we left, you started]
  7. about this [product, site, page, computer]
  8. (it's) about time to [leave]
  9. about [us, our company, our website]
  10. it's about time!
  11. [know, learn] (more) about
  12. [and, I think] that's about it
  13. about [whether, who, where, why]
  14. is about this [big, small, tall, wide, much]
  15. it's not [always, all] about you
  16. about the same [amount, distance, time]
  17. all about nothing
  18. about a [minute, year, mile, liter, dozen]
  19. (was) all about her
  20. about [40, 100, 50,000]
  21. what about us?
  22. about [100] [dollars, people, liters, miles, fans, lines]
  23. what about a [change of scene, picnic]?
  24. about [40] miles [from, away, to, until]
  25. what about (not) [making, trying, being]
  26. [it's, at] about [10 o'clock]
  27. [doubts, concerns, fears] about
  28. right about now
  29. [help, advice, tips] about [selling, trying, improving, being]
  30. just about [everyone, anyone, all]
  31. can't do [a lot, anything, much] about it
  32. (that) sounds about right
  33. tell me about it!
  34. [did, made] an about- [turn, face]
  35. yes, just about
  36. have just about had enough (of)
  37. there were [tons, swarms, a lot] of people about [town]
  38. [is, get] out and about
  39. is up and about
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