English Lesson: Verbs + the Preposition “About”

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Last night I had a strange dream. I dreamed I was walking on a beach and suddenly I realized I forgot my shoes. I saw a man fishing, so I asked him about my keys, but he didn’t answer me. I asked him again, but he still didn’t answer. I thought he didn’t want to talk to me, but suddenly he started talking about fishing. I forget what happened after that, but somehow I can’t forget about this dream. I wonder why I dreamed about the beach.

There are a few verbs (ask, dream, forget, talk) which can be used alone or followed by the preposition about. When we follow these verbs with about, the use of the verb can change.  Do you know how to use these words? Have a look at the paragraph above once more, and then check today’s lesson. There are set patterns you should memorize so that you can use these words correctly.

With ask, the pattern is ask + someone + something. You can also ask + someone + about  + someone or something.

  • I asked him about my keys
  • I asked him several times, but he didn’t answer
  • I asked my sister when she was coming home.
  • I asked my sister about her new job
  • Hideko asked me about today’s lesson.
  • Frank always asks about my mom. He’s a nice guy.

You can dream + something or dream about + something

  • I dreamed I was walking on a beach
  • I dreamed about the beach.

You can forget + something, which means you don’t remember something. We usually follow forget with an object or thing.

  • forgot my keys in the office today.
  • Joe forgot his wallet at home.

You can also forget about + something, which means you don’t remember something:

  • I forgot about the meeting today. Now I need to rearrange my schedule.
  • Don’t forget about the party next week. It’s going to be fun!

You can talk to + someone, talk to + someone +about +something, or talk +about +something

  • I thought he didn’t want to talk to me
  • Adriao was talking to me about his new job.
  • He started talking about fishing

Well, I hope you like my blog so much that you talk about it to all of your friends. Please don’t forget to do that J Thanks for studying with me today!

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