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about = almost

 

 1. He looks like he's about four years old.

(He's almost four.)

boy

 2. She's about 12 years old.

girl

 

 3. When he woke up, there were about ten people waiting for his garage sale to begin.

 (garage sale: a homeowner sells unneeded, personal items from his or her garage)

garage sale

 4. He's been on the phone for about ten minutes.

 

man talking on phone
 5. He weighs about 240 pounds.
man
 6. Those mountains are about five miles away. mountains
 7. He's just about to sneeze. about to sneeze
 8. It took about 20 minutes to get our pizza delivered.
pizza

 9. She's reading a very interesting book about European history.  

(In this example, the word "about" refers to the content of the book.)

reading a book

 

 

 
 

aboard  

about 

above 

across 

after  

along 

amid  

among 

around 

at

before 

below  

beside 

beyond 

but  

by 

despite  

down  

except  

for

in

inside  

into 

near 

of

off 

on

onto 

out

over 

past 

per  

to

under 

until  

upon  

via  

with 

within 

 

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