about to do something


Hello guys,
I saw an exemple on the internet that used the word "about" in a way I've never seen before.

Your dog is about to take your lunch.

I only knew the use of "about" for cases like "That history was about me."
Can you give me more exemples or teatch me how to use "about"?

Thank you
  • pops91710

    Senior Member
    English, AE/Spanish-Mexico
    about to is the correct and complete phrase. You can find it in the dictionary.

    about to: intending to do something or close to doing something very soon.
    "the ceremony was about to begin"