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    Centred around!



    The story of this novel is mainly centred around the Georges and the Stevens.

    Is this expression correct?

    Are there any alternatives?

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    Re: Centred around!

    Not sure about BrE but AmE would be "centered around".
    Alternatives: "is mainly about", "focuses on/upon", "centers on"

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    Re: Centred around!

    For us, 'centred' is OK. I loathe 'centred around' with the intensity of a million Suns, but it's all too commonly used.

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