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    is surrounded by around

    "A couple of miles past Grantchester in the south Cambridgeshire countryside, the pool is surrounded by beautiful circular paths around the fields. "

    I got confused by the two prepositions "by" and "around"

    Is the pool surrounded by paths or fields?
    Can you help me to make out the exact location relationship between the "pool", "the circular paths" and the "fields" according to the sentence?

    Thank you for your constant help!

    Jason

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    Re: is surrounded by around

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    "A couple of miles past Grantchester in the south Cambridgeshire countryside, the pool is surrounded by beautiful circular paths around the fields. "

    I got confused by the two prepositions "by" and "around"

    Is the pool surrounded by paths or fields?
    The pool is apparently surrounded by fields which are surrounded by paths. So, the pool is surrounded by both.

    Can you help me to make out the exact location relationship between the "pool", "the circular paths" and the "fields" according to the sentence?

    Thank you for your constant help!

    Jason
    Yes, it's a confusing sentence. There is no exactness in the sentence, so what you are asking is impossible.

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