approximative VP adverbials

Steve K. stevek at SHORE.NET
Wed Jan 24 13:47:09 UTC 2001

I don't know if it arose as a locution in valleyspeak, or what, but "I
about died" I've heard a lot. I about fainted, screamed, etc. sounds
unusual to me, but "I about died" seems idiomatic.

(That's not literal, but as in "I was so embarrassed, I about died.")

--- Steve K.

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