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    I went about my difficulties easily.

    I went about London. [If this sentence right, could you tell me the exact meaning of this sentence]

    Are these sentences right?

    Please help me.

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    Default Re: went about London

    "I went about London." means "I went for a walk/sightseeing through London."

    I went about my difficulties easily. - sounds odd

    I went about my business. ('go about' here meaning 'undertake')

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I went about my difficulties easily.

    I went about London. [If this sentence right, could you tell me the exact meaning of this sentence]

    Are these sentences right?

    Please help me.
    The first is odd; the second incomplete.

    One does not normally 'go about' a 'difficulty'; and something one 'goes about' is usually not easy. You could say 'I went about my chores/labours/work with a cheerful smile' though.

    The second sentence needs something more - such as an adverb phrase to modify the 'go about' (a different sort of 'go about'); for example 'I went about London in a daze. Or a subordinate clause, again giving extra information about what was happening; for example 'I went about London sticking up posters.'

    But if you just mean 'I travelled around London' then 'I went about', on its own, doesn't do the job.

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    Default Re: went about London

    Bob, can you say "I went about town today?"

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    Default Re: went about London

    Well, it's not wrong, but it sounds a bit odd. I feel you have to 'go about town' doing something. But you could say 'I went around town today'.

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