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    round as a preposition

    Can I always substitute 'round' for 'around'? As in

    I walked around the corner.
    I walked round the corner.

    PS: It seems I indeliberately copied an example from here. Anyway, I'd like to hear your opinions and more examples. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: round as a preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Can I always substitute 'round' for 'around'? As in

    I walked around the corner.
    I walked round the corner.

    PS: It seems I indeliberately copied an example from here. Anyway, I'd like to hear your opinions and more examples. Thanks in advance.
    If you "walk around" something, you do a complete circuit of it. So strictly speaking you can't "walk around a corner".

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    #3

    Re: round as a preposition

    So how about walk round?

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    #4

    Re: round as a preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    So how about walk round?
    "Walk round the corner" is correct.

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    #5

    Re: round as a preposition

    Thank you. So 'around' means a full circle, and 'round' just a part of it, do I get you right?

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    Re: round as a preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Can I always substitute 'round' for 'around'? As in

    I walked around the corner.
    I walked round the corner.

    PS: It seems I indeliberately copied an example from here. Anyway, I'd like to hear your opinions and more examples. Thanks in advance.

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    Good afternoon, mmasny.

    (1) I checked Mr. Michael Swan's popular Practical English Usage.

    (2) He says that:

    (a) British people usually say, "Where do you live?" "Just ROUND the corner."
    (b) He then says, "Americans normally use AROUND."

    (3) Here in the U. S., people often warn: You never know what is just AROUND the corner. That is, you never know what the future is going to bring you.

    Have a nice day!

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