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    #1

    be+about to

    Is there any difference between these two?
    (a) I am about to call you.
    (b) I was about to call you.
    Please explain which one I should use when.
    Thanks in advance,

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    #2

    Re: be+about to

    If I was speaking to the person being addressed at the moment, I would use (b) because there is now no need to call him/her.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: be+about to

    A is possible if you are texting or on e-mail. B works if you are on the phone with the person.

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