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    I have some confusion about this passage ( npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=180728094 ) :

    "Draymond Green threw his arms in the air and ran to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for an emotional hug. Jarrett Jack squatted down, put his right hand on his head and closed his eyes. Stephen Curry wanted to see it all teammates parading around the court, gold confetti in the air, smiles all around the announced sellout crowd of 19,596."

    How would "smiles all around the crowd" be different from "smiles among the crowd"?
    Could "smiles all around the crowd" mean people NOT in the said crowd were smiling?

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    not a teacher

    How would "smiles all around the crowd" be different from "smiles among the crowd"?
    Could "smiles all around the crowd" mean people NOT in the said crowd were smiling?


    "Smiles all around the crowd" refers only to people in the crowd, and suggests a greater number of smiling people throughout that crowd than "smiles among the crowd" does.

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Could it be this:

    "smiles all around the crowd"

    is a shortened version of:

    "smiles all around each member of the crowd"

    ?

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Quote Originally Posted by wanghh View Post
    Could it be this:

    "smiles all around the crowd"

    is a shortened version of:

    "smiles all around each member of the crowd"

    ?
    Sorry, no.

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Can I write:

    "There were traitors all around the crowd."

    to mean that the crowd is full of traitors?

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Yes.

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Then this:

    "We would hear the birds singing all around us."

    would mean that we (people) are singing?

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Quote Originally Posted by wanghh View Post
    Then this:

    "We would hear the birds singing all around us."

    would mean that we (people) are singing?
    No!
    The birds, by your own statement, are singing! There is no mention of 'people' singing.

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Let met clarify my last post slightly. Would this:

    "We heard singing all around us."

    mean that some members of "us" were singing, or that some people outside of the membership of "us" were singing?

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Yes! Whether 'we' (us) were singing or not is not the issue. As we rotated our heads (looked around) we could see people singing! Therefore, people all around us were singing! We (us) could have been singing or not....but those around us were singing!

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