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    Post Grammar question

    What is the meaning of > I was about to go ,This meaning is present or past

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    Re: Grammar question

    At some point in the past, I had planned to do go somewhere (and then something happened).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by ranjith7221 View Post
    What is the meaning of > I was about to go ,This meaning is present or past
    To be about to do something means that you are at the point of doing something. As Barb has said, your sentence refers to the past. Here is an example of its use in the present:
    A: Can you type this letter for me?
    B: I`m about to go to lunch; can it wait until this afternoon?

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