about : Common Errors in English

About about

“This isn’t about you.” What a great rebuke! But conservatives sniff at this sort of abstract use of “about,” as in “I’m all about good taste” or “successful truffle-making is about temperature control” ; so it’s better to avoid it in very formal English.

about Meaning(s)

  • (s) on the move
  • (r) (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • (r) all around or on all sides
  • (r) in the area or vicinity
  • (r) used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
  • (r) in or to a reversed position or direction
  • (r) in rotation or succession
  • (r) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

about in News

  1. As world frets about emerging market sell-off, the US recovery rolls on

    There’s been a lot of hubbub about a sharp selloff in emerging markets over the last week or so. But in the world’s largest economy, things seem to be rolling along just fine, at least as far as this morning’s ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  2. As world frets about emerging market sell-off, the US recovery rolls on

    There’s been a lot of hubbub about a sharp selloff in emerging markets over the last week or so. But in the world’s largest economy, things seem to be rolling along just fine, at least as far as this morning’s ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Trial about hazing at SC military school continues

    The Kershaw County sheriff will testify later in a federal civil trial about the beating and sexual assault of a Camden Military Academy cadet.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WMBF News Myrtle Beach

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