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    Wandering around or about?

    Hi,

    I'm just wondering which phrasal verb is correct:

    1. Wandering around
    2. Wandering about

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Wandering around or about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yasser SA View Post
    Hi,

    I'm just wondering which phrasal verb is correct:

    1. Wandering around
    2. Wandering about

    Thanks in advance.
    They are both correct. "wandering around" is more common in AmE.

    see here: wander about - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: Wandering around or about?

    As MikeNewYork said, they're both used. Be careful when using "wandering about" - many people get very confused between "wonder" and "wander" and of course "I'm wondering about the offer you made me yesterday" is perfectly correct. Even native speakers sometimes write "I'm wandering about the offer you made me yesterday" which is, of course, wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Wandering around or about?

    He was wandering around the campus wondering about his future.

    'Wandering about' is possible but not nearly as common as 'wandering around'
    'Wondering around' is very odd. If I said it was just wrong some smart-a$$ would be bound to come up with an unlikely artificial context.

    b

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