ENGLISHMiscellaneous English Grammar

Round, Around, About

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A) When we talk about a movement in many different directions (from one place to another), we can use any of AROUND, ROUND and ABOUT; e.g.

We spent a very pleasant day walking around the village.
= We spent a very pleasant day walking round the village.
= We spent a very pleasant day walking about the village.

B) When a movement is in circles or when one thing surrounds another we can use either of AROUND and ROUND (not ABOUT); e.g.

The earth moves around the sun.
= The earth moves round the sun.

She had a towel wrapped around his head.
= She had a towel wrapped round his head.

C) When we talk about something being generally present or available, we use either of AROUND and ABOUT (not ROUND); e.g.

We have a lot of good football players around at the moment.
= We have a lot of good football players about at the moment.

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