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    Is this understanding correct?
    1. Is there a bank around here? - BrE
    2. Is there a bank round here? - BrE, AmE
    3. Is there a bank near here? - BrE, AmE
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan
    Is this understanding correct?
    1. Is there a bank around here? - BrE
    2. Is there a bank round here? - BrE, AmE
    3. Is there a bank near here? - BrE, AmE
    Thank you.
    "Is there a bank around here?" is also frequently used by Americans.

    "Is there a bank round here?" seems strange to me!! Because round does not mean "near". It means surrounding...all sides of something...etc.

    "Is there a bank near here?" ...Correct. British, American.

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    I would happily use 'round here'. (BrE speaker)

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    Thank you very much, everybody.
    Do you happily use 'around here' as well, tdol?

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    They'd both be fine in BrE to me.

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