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    #1

    With or without preposition at

    There are two sentences.
    The accident happened AT around 9 o’clock.
    It happened in the early evening [no prep] around half past six.

    Which one is correct or preferable?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Feb-2016 at 09:23. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: With or without preposition at

    They are both fine.
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

    Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: With or without preposition at

    I think 'at' is optional because 'around' is already a preposition there.
    I am not a teacher.

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