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    go about/run about/jump about/rush about/flew about/set about/quick about

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the following sentences?

    1. He went about it thoughtfully.
    2. He went about complaining of his misfortune.
    3. The boy jumped about shouting with joy.
    4. She rushed about looking for her child.
    5. They ran about making a lot of noise.
    6. The beer flew about frightening the children.
    7. The performance is about to begin.
    8. We are not about to be taken in by their campaign promises.
    9. How do we set about solving this puzzle?
    10. Be quick about it.
    11. How about us?
    12. I have to do an about-face.

    Thank you again for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 23-Jul-2009 at 08:00.

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    Exclamation Re: go about/run about/jump about/rush about/flew about/set about/quick about

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the following sentences?
    1. He went about it thoughtfully. OK - To undertake: to do something
    2. He went about complaining of his misfortune.
    OK same as above
    3. The boy jumped about shouting with joy.
    No.It means steep increase or rise.Market indicators jumped about 7 percent last week.
    4. She rushed about looking for her child. Does not sound appropriate. It means doing some thing in haste. We will not be rushed about bye-election Election commission
    5. They ran about making a lot of noise. .
    Does not sound good.
    The deer ran about 7 m per sec how many minutes did it take the deer to run 30 km? Convert
    6. The beer flew about frightening the children.
    OK. Jumped to a height.
    7. The performance is about to begin. OK. Going to start very soon
    8. We are not about to be taken in by their campaign promises. OK. Not going to be influenced.
    9. How do we set about solving this puzzle? OK. To begin or start:
    10. Be quick about it. OK to act faster and faster. Lawmakers' priority is 'raise funds, and be quick about it'
    11. How about us? OKSome people are made for each other
    Some people can love one another, for life
    How about us?

    12. I have to do an about-face.
    OK a sudden change of course or a decision opposite to what was decided earlier


    Thank you again for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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