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    #1

    hang around

    1) My lazy son lies around the house all day not lifting a finger to help with anything.
    2) Jim is usually a good boy but when he goes around with Jake and Joshua he gets in trouble.

    The two verbs in bold are those I think to be correct in these sentences. In the exercise I was doing, I was supposed to write the most correct phrasal verbs in the gaps. Checking the solutions at the end of the book, the book's author suggests as correct solutions hangs around both in the first sentence and in the second.
    What do you think about the verbs I have written? Could they be possible? Don't you think that in this context "to hang around" may highlight arrogance and carelessness about the people who do the actions?

    Waiting for your opinions...

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    Re: hang around

    1) My lazy son lies around the house all day not lifting a finger to help with anything.
    2) Jim is usually a good boy but when he goes around with Jake and Joshua he gets in trouble.


    In my opinion your solutions are just as appropriate as "hangs around" in both cases.

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: hang around

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Don't you think that in this context "to hang around" may highlight arrogance and carelessness about the people who do the actions?
    I agree with JMurray that your versions are just as good, but I don't see the ideas of arrogance and carelessness in 'hangs around' that you do. For me, 'hangs around' is also fine.

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    #4

    Re: hang around

    For "hangs out" sounds much more natural that "hangs around."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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