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    hang around vs stick around

    Do you have to go or can you hang around/stick around for a while?
    Can you hang around/stick around? We're going to eat lunch in an hour.
    Don't go yet. Hang around/stick around until Sarah gets home. She'd love to see you.

    Do these two verbs mean the same? Are they use with the sam meaning in this sort of context?

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    Re: hang around vs stick around

    Both phrases have almost exactly the same meaning. "Stick around" sounds a little bit more natural to me, but "hang around" is fine as well.

    Hope this helps!

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    #3

    Re: hang around vs stick around

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Do you have to go or can you hang around/stick around for a while?
    Can you hang around/stick around? We're going to eat lunch in an hour.
    Don't go yet. Hang around/stick around until Sarah gets home. She'd love to see you.

    Do these two verbs mean the same? Are they used with the same meaning in this sort of context?

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    In the context presented, yes. But in the following example, (Parent to son/daughter) "I don't want you to hang around with that group", as on a regiular basis, you would not usually hear/use "stick around".


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    Re: hang around vs stick around

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    In the context presented, yes. But in the following example, (Parent to son/daughter) "I don't want you to hang around with that group", as on a regiular basis, you would not usually hear/use "stick around".

    Hmm, interesting. I didn't think of it like that. Good post.

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