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    Statements

    *What does "I want you around" mean?

    * I want to know if this statement is correct.

    "I'm always tripping over the same rock all the time."

    Thank you. I will be grateful if you help me.!

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    Re: Statements

    *What does "I want you around" mean?
    The simple answer is that it means: I want you to be near at hand, in the vicinity.
    "Please stay in the office today, I want you around when the new guy starts, he'll need help".
    or conversely: "My girl friend is visiting this afternoon and I need some privacy, I don't want you around".
    But the meaning can change with context.
    For example: "I want you around there immediately" can mean "I want you to go around there immediately".

    * I want to know if this statement is correct.
    "I'm always tripping over the same rock all the time."

    As it stands, the repetition would sound a little unnatural to a native speaker.
    These are better:
    "I'm always tripping over the same rock".
    "I keep tripping over the same rock all the time".

    In conversation, possibly: "I'm always tripping over the same rock, all the time!"
    The repetition emphasizes that this just keeps on happening.

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    Last edited by JMurray; 27-May-2012 at 02:53.

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    Re: Statements

    Thank you!

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    Re: Statements

    Please ask unrelated questions in separate threads, RasmusAngie.

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