Verb + about as a dependent preposition pattern

Verb + about as a dependent preposition pattern

Created:15 Nov 2019 22:21:43 , in  intermediate

Pattern

There exists a group of verbs which are naturally followed by a preposition. Those prepositions are called dependent prepositions. One of such common dependent prepositions is the about preposition. This article is about verb + about pattern in which the about preposition stands as a dependent preposition.

Verbs followed by the about preposition

The most common verbs followed by the about preposition are ( pronouns in brackets complement the expression ): .

argue about

boast about

complain about

gossip about

hear about

joke about

protest about

think about

warn (somebody) about

worry about

Examples

Let's not argue about who is right on this issue any longer.

This latest bunch of signed contracts is truly something worth boasting about.

The lady likes to complain about anything, really.

My neighbour likes to gossip about her colleagues from work while traveling on the bus.

I have not heard about these new yoga exercises yet, but I will check them out tonight.

Some decisions went badly against our team but we did not protest about the treatment.

If you think about it, there is a lot of sense in his plan.

We had been warned about the darkness but we still entered it unprepared.

Do not worry about what happened yesterday, today is a new day.

This post was updated on 21 Nov 2019 12:14:17

Tags:  about ,  preposition ,  verb 

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