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    #1

    around / about

    They usually arrive at the coast of Tainan around August or September.

    Could I use about instead:

    They usually arrive at the coast of Tainan about August or September.

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: around / about

    Possibly, but with such a wide time frame, 'around' does sound better to me.

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