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    be on the point of saying/ be about to say

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the following two sentences?

    She was on the point of saying something but thought better of it.
    She was about to say something but thought better of it.

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: be on the point of saying/ be about to say

    They mean pretty much the same.

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    Re: be on the point of saying/ be about to say

    I'm not familiar with "on the point of saying." I would use the preposition "at" to create the phrase "at the point of saying."

    Otherwise, I agree that the meaning of the two phrases is basically identical.

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