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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Roaming about/around?

    What is the difference between "roaming about" and "roaming around"?

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    #2

    Re: Roaming about/around?

    None that I can feel.

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: Roaming about/around?

    If you add the place, I would be more likely to use around​ in most contexts- he was roaming around the town centre.

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    #4

    Re: Roaming about/around?

    "Roaming about" is not very common in AmE.

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