a / an
 
abbreviations
 
about / on
 
able
 
about to do /
on the verge of /
on the point of
 
above / over
 
according to
 
across / over
 
act / action
 
ago / since / for
 
all / all of
 
all / every
 
all / whole
 
almost / nearly
 
aloud / loudly
 
also / too / as well / as well as
 
A.M. / P.M.
 
among / between
 
another
 
any / no
 
around / about
 
as / like
 
as it is / as it was /
as it were
 
   
  about to do / on the verge of / on the point of
   
A. be about to do미래에 일어날 일이 임박함을 나타내기 위하여 사용된다.
1. The CEO is about to resign.
2. Don't go out now.  We're about to have lunch.
3. I was about to go to bed when there was a knock at the door.
   
B. be on the verge of of 이하가 일어날 것을 나타내기 위하여 사용된다.
1. His mother was on the verge of tears.
2. The team is on the verge of winning.
   
C. be on the point of 막 ...하려는 참이다를 의미하며 미래의 임박성을 강조한다.
1. She was on the point of going out when a neighbor came in.
2. Experts are convinced Vietnam's economy is on the point of improving greatly.
   
   
 
 
 
Don't go out now. We're about to have lunch.
 
His mother was on the verge of tears.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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