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Al Blanco
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 8:32:43 AM
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All my British dictionaries state that 'about' is a preposition or adverb.
But modern American on-line dictionaries add a meaning as an adjective.

adj. Moving here and there; astir: The patient is up and about.

Which is correct? 'About' in 'be up and about' is an adverb or adjective?
sandraleesmith46
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 8:48:57 AM

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Location: Arizona's high deserts
In that context it would be an adjective.

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Al Blanco
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 4:36:40 PM
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Thanks a lot, Sandraleesmith46.
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