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DefinedMeaning talk:about (6422)

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This article (about (6422)) needs attention because:
definitions to rewrite? Kipcool 22:08, 10 November 2006 (CET)
It has been added to this category for attention. Thank you for your patience.


The problems are:

  1. The translation of the English definition in French gives "sur le point de", but that's also an Expression (phrase which is not sum of its parts). So, maybe the definitions should be rewritten.
  2. shouldn't the English be "about to" instead of just "about"? Kipcool 22:08, 10 November 2006 (CET)
Yes and yes (maybe even "be about to"), as far as I think. And I think we should discuss how to define the expression. Andres 10:03, 11 November 2006 (CET)
"About" and "about to" have two distinct meanings. This is indeed in need of some fundamental revision eg you can say "This is about getting us to achieve a higher standard" and "This is about to be changed because we want to achieve a higher standard". I hope both examples clarify and apply :) GerardM 11:56, 11 November 2006 (CET)
But your first example uses the DM DefinedMeaning:about (6423), or did I misunderstand?
(for me, the example 1 means something different from "This is about to get us to achieve a higher standard"). Hmm, any native around? Kipcool 20:53, 12 November 2006 (CET)