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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    It's a lovely sentence that means you heard singing, not that you and your friends were singing.

    You know, all around is a phrase that can be found in many dictionaries. It can have many meanings, but you should probably do some dictionary work before we continue this thread.

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    [QUOTE=probus;979715]It's a lovely sentence that means you heard singing, not that you and your friends were singing.

    You know, all around is a phrase that can be found in many dictionaries. It can have many meanings, but you should probably do some dictionary work before we continue this thread.[/QUOTE]
    In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the singing that is all around you!

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    So, back to the very first post. "Smiles all around the crowd" could be expanded into "smiles all around the members of the crowd"? Maybe my original idea of "the crowd" as an inseparable whole-entity caused some understanding?

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    No it did not. Do your dictionary work, and then we'll talk again.

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Quote Originally Posted by wanghh View Post
    So, back to the very first post. "Smiles all around the crowd" could be expanded into "smiles all around the members of the crowd"? Maybe my original idea of "the crowd" as an inseparable whole-entity caused some understanding?
    Wanghh, perhaps I am missing something here! We are at a basketball game. There are many people attending the game. A lot of people are very happy! They are smiling! As we look around the crowd we see a lot of smiling faces! We see more smiling faces than we see frowning faces! The 'crowd' is smiling.... adding all around the members of the crowd is superfluous! Keep it simple.... "Smiles all around the crowd" needs no further clarification!

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    According to definition 1c of this dictionary ( learnersdictionary.com/search/around[2] ), "all around" seems to apply only to places.

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    Default Re: A Question: All around

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Wanghh, perhaps I am missing something here!
    You are indeed.

    Thread closed. Clone of the persistent pest.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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