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 Busy 'with' or 'about'
busy at work
Pierre from Malaysia writes:

'What are you busy with?' or 'What are you busy about?' Which sentence is correct?
Roger replies:more questions
I have not heard 'What are you busy about?' before and find it unnatural.
'What are you busy with?' as in 'What are you busy with this morning?' is fine as a question, but I don't think you would repeat busy with in your reply. Instead, if you were a university lecturer, you might say: 'Oh, I've got so much to do. I've got essays to mark and reports to write and then I've got to go to the Dean's reception before lunch!'
You often use busy directly with the present participle, as in: 'I was busy ironing when Jeremy arrived.' No preposition is then required.

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