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    Does "walk around" literally mean walk around here?


    "The big, primitive fears rarely rise to the surface. Few people walk around actually thinking that they're about to fall through the cracks of society and vanish."

    Here, "walk aroud" is just an expression like "all the time" or "often"? Or, Does it literally mean "walk around"? For example, they think those thoughts while they walk?

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    Re: Does "walk around" literally mean walk around here?

    It just means walking without a particular direction.

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    Re: Does "walk around" literally mean walk around here?

    It means "go through their daily tasks in life." Do what you do in the course of any normal day.

    In fact, most of my day consists of sitting in front of a computer, not walking around, but it would still apply to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Does "walk around" literally mean walk around here?

    That's right; I was thinking of the expression in general. Barb's answer is much better in the context.


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    Re: Does "walk around" literally mean walk around here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It means "go through their daily tasks in life." Do what you do in the course of any normal day.

    In fact, most of my day consists of sitting in front of a computer, not walking around, but it would still apply to me.
    Dear Barb,

    Thank you so much!

    It is from a book written by an American author. It's American English. :) My understanding is the same as yours, but my friend thought otherwise.

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