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Use of About To

Use of About To

In this lesson, we are learning the use of ‘about to’. Where about and to both are the prepositions but whenever we say or use about to together, it becomes an idiom and gives meaning. It means going to do something so soon.

About to gives as similar sound as going to, and it means that on any point you intend to or determined to something otherwise you will miss the opportunity.

We can understand it with some examples:

I am about to go to the party right now.

She is about to participate in this competition.

We are about to catch the bus.

They are about to join us.

Simran is about to go with Raj.

I am about to buy that car as her birthday gift.

We are about to attained that seminar.

Akshay is about to go to face interview tomorrow.

He is about to ask for permission.

They are about to introduce themselves.

We can use about to with a negative expression by adding not in the sentence after helping verb or before the use of about to, let’s understand it with some examples:

I am about to – I am not about to/ I’m not about to

We are about to – we are not about to/ we aren’t about to

You are about to – you are not about to/ you aren’t about to

They are about to – they are not about to/ they aren’t about to

He is about to – he is not about to/ he isn’t about to

She is about to – she is not about to/ she isn’t about to

Now start having a conversation with help of it:

Question: Are you about to  _________________?

Reply positively: Yes, I’m about to_________________.

Reply negatively: No, I’m not about_____________.

Use of About To

We can also use ‘about to’ in the past expression by replacing is/am/are with was/ were in the sentences, it expresses that you were intended or determined to have an action but you could not do it. let’s understand it with some examples:

I am about to go to the party right now.

She is about to participate in this competition.

We are about to catch the bus.

They are about to join us.

Simran is about to go with Raj.

I am about to buy that car as her birthday gift.

We are about to attained that seminar.

Akshay is about to go to face interview tomorrow.

He is about to ask for permission.

They are about to introduce themselves.

We can use about to negative expression by adding not in the sentence after helping verb or before the use of about to, let’s understand it with some examples:

I was about to – I was not about to/ I wasn’t about to

We were about to – we were not about to/ we weren’t about to

You were about to – you were not about to/ you weren’t about to

They were about to – they were not about to/ they weren’t about to

He was about to – he was not about to/ he wasn’t about to

She was about to – she was not about to/ she wasn’t about to

Now start having a conversation with help of it:

Question: were you about to _________________?

Reply positively: Yes, I was about to_________________.

Reply negatively: No, I wasn’t about_____________.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shubham

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