- As I understand
I am going to do it = I have an intention of doing it
Although we don't know whether it will happen in 5 seconds or in 3 months.
I am about to do it = Very very soon I will do it
This means "right now" or "in a moment" or anything like this.
What does the negated form of it mean?
I am not about to do it = ...
Logically it should mean
I will do it but not very very soon
But as I've gotten it means something like
I won't ever do it/am not ever going to do it
So, can I make the following equations?
Be about to do something = having an intention of doing it very very soon
Not about to do something = not having an intention of doing it ever and at all
- If "be going to" is not used with "will" can "be about to" used with it?
I will be about to do it
I will not be about to do it