Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: hurry around

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. keannu's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,515

    hurry around

    What is the difference between "hurry around" and "hurry"?

    ma14)I recently read Momo, a novel by Michael Ende....But then the thieves arrive in town. They steal the townspeople's spare time, and consequently, force them to hurry around, trying to get things done...

  2. Grumpy's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 965

    Re: hurry around

    "Hurry around" conveys the idea of the townspeople moving quickly from one place to another, and then on to somewhere else and so on. If he had used only "hurry", it would not have implied movement so strongly, as one can hurry to get something done whilst staying in the same place.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts