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Be vs Be about

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Be vs Be about

Postby pdh0224 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:54 pm

Dear teacher,

John Moore in The Denver Post wrote: "The youngster's future as a Broadway star is about as inevitable as stars on a clear spring night."

Q : What is the difference between the sentence having "about" and the sentence without "about"? I think there is no difference. What do you think?


John Moore in The Denver Post wrote: "The youngster's future as a Broadway star is about as inevitable as stars on a clear spring night."

John Moore in The Denver Post wrote: "The youngster's future as a Broadway star is as inevitable as stars on a clear spring night."





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Postby Alan » Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:32 am

It means 'approximately'.
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