Be about to in English movies Be about to in English movies

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Abstract

This study verifies the usages and meanings of the phrase be about to, as described in previous studies, using data from English films. The phrase has been discussed in reference to (1) events in the near future, (2) the intention of a subject in negation, (3) restrictions on adverbial phrases, (4) the person of the subject, and (5) as a co-occurrence with the adverb just. Based on the data and discussion, this study also proposes an approach to introduce this particular expression in English teaching.

Journal

  • Teaching English through movies : ATEM journal

    Teaching English through movies : ATEM journal 15(0), 75-85, 2010

    The Association for Teaching English through Movies

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110009357256
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Data Source
    NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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