Be about to

Aktualizacja: 18 lut 2019

[advanced English grammar // zaawansowana gramatyka angielska]

One of the speakers in the dialogue from this week's vocabulary lesson says, while talking about her future plans:

'I'm about to make a vital financial decision.'

The structure 'be about to do something' used here means the same as 'be going to', so it is used when talking about future intentions/plans or things that are going to happen very soon. Look at a couple of example sentences that illustrate this:

We entered the room just as they were about to start eating dinner. I was about to go to sleep when suddenly the phone rang. Come quickly! The match is about to begin.

Can you make your own sentence? Put it in the comments below! :)

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