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    Are the following sentences correct in terms of grammer when they intend the same meaning.

    - I kicked around the idea of going abroad for travel.

    - I kicked around going abroad for travel.


    I am not sure if the second is correct grammatically and which of the two is better in grammar.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: kick around

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    Are the following sentences correct in terms of grammer when they intend the same meaning.

    - I kicked around the idea of going abroad for travel.

    - I kicked around going abroad for travel.


    I am not sure if the second is correct grammatically and which of the two is better in grammar.

    Thank you.
    Not a teacher only a native.

    The second sentence doesn't make sense, the first sentence is fine.

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    Default Re: kick around

    'Kicking an idea around' is usually done by more than one person; a single person can 'kick around <an-area>', but in that case no idea is involved.

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    PS Related vocab with totally different meaning: ...and if one person doesn't want an idea to be discussed he can 'kick it into the long grass'.

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