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    dilodi83 is offline Senior Member
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    Default 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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    Default 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!

    - Mark

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    Default 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?

    Thank you.
    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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    Default 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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