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    Question hang around/be about

    Hi I would like to know if the meaning of hang around is be about in this sentence and if it means that the person stays near the town doesn´t really live there ?

    "I will be teaching this summer (July) and attending workshops in June. So I will be hanging around Boone most of the summer and starting my next project."

    thanks

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    Re: hang around/be about

    In America, we rarely use "about" to mean "in the vicinity." So, if one is hanging around Boone (which is a beautiful town here in the mountains of North Carolina) then, one will "be about."

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    Re: hang around/be about

    which means be around ..

    thanks!

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