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    #1

    About To

    "I was just about to ask you the same thing"

    Is the word "about" in the sentence above an adverb or adjective?

    I'm quite confuse because when I look in the dictionary it denotes that it is only an adverb and a preposition, but the position of the word in this sentence makes it look like an adjective.

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    #2

    Re: About To

    Click here and see PREP 6.

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    #3

    Re: About To

    My OALD considers 'about' in 'about to' to be an adjective, though the full OED has it as an adverb. Webster's Third has it as a preposition.

    Hey ho,

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