About ( adverb , preposition )

(As an adverb)

About ( adverb )

  1. Used to indicate movement in a circle or a course.
  2. Used to indicate the general area or topic of something.
  3. Used to indicate the approximate time or quantity of something.

Origin:

From middle english abouten, from old english ymbūtan, from ymb (“around”) + ūtan (“outside”)

Examples:

  1. The dog ran about the yard, chasing its tail.
  2. I want to talk about the upcoming project.
  3. I'll be back in about an hour.

(As a preposition)

About ( preposition )

  1. Used to indicate movement in a circle or a course.
  2. Used to indicate the general area or topic of something.
  3. Used to indicate the approximate time or quantity of something.

Origin:

From middle english abouten, from old english ymbūtan, from ymb (“around”) + ūtan (“outside”)

Examples:

  1. The dog ran about the yard, chasing its tail.
  2. I want to talk about the upcoming project.
  3. I'll be back in about an hour.
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