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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    "Mooch around, along, about"?

    "Just mooch around and watch the telly."

    Does this mean roam around?

    What are the differences between mooch around, mooch along and mooch about?

    Because I don't really see a difference..

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #2

    Re: "Mooch around, along, about"?

    Often around and about are just alternative forms of the same phrasal verb. Here, I think it's being used to me that the person is going to stay in, do nothing and just watch TV.

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    #3

    Re: "Mooch around, along, about"?

    I have heard/used "mooch around" and "mooch about" but never "mooch along".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: "Mooch around, along, about"?

    I always thought of mooching as a rather mobile verb, like browsing, strolling, exploring. Just me.

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