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    #1

    Is it fine to use "at" with this time around?

    We have always done it, we will do it this time around too.
    We have always done it, we will do it at this time around too.


    Is it fine to use "at" with the phrase "this time around"?

    However, I have never heard "at this time around" but "this time around".

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    Aamir the Global Citizen

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    #2

    Re: Is it fine to use "at" with this time around?

    No, it is not correct.
    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.

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    #3

    Re: Is it fine to use "at" with this time around?

    If you change the comma to a semicolon, #1 would be correct (if you had numbered them).

    Don't use 'at'.

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    #4

    Re: Is it fine to use "at" with this time around?

    Your two clauses need to be separated by a semi-colon or full stop. 'At' is incorrect, As a speaker of BrE, I'd use 'round' rather than 'around'.

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    #5

    Re: Is it fine to use "at" with this time around?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Is it fine correct/okay to use "at" with the phrase "this time around"?

    However,
    I have never heard "at this time around" but "this time around".
    If you ask Is it correct to use "at"?, I may answer Yes, that's fine. I understand what you mean when you ask Is it fine to use "at"?, but I also notice that the writer is using nonstandard English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is it fine to use "at" with this time around?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    However, I have never heard "at this time around" but "this time around".
    Prepositions are complicated enough without trying to make things worse. Simply do the same as other people and you will be fine. If you have never heard it, why try to use it?

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    Re: Is it fine to use "at" with this time around?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Prepositions are complicated enough without trying to make things worse. Simply do the same as other people and you will be fine. If you have never heard it, why try to use it?
    Well, the only way we hear the native speakers is through television and movies, we don't have native speakers around. We don't have a chance either to practice speaking English with them, if they were around we could have improved our English even more. So if anything comes to my mind I use this forum to bring it up and seek your expert advice.

    Our English is very unnatural because we are not native speakers, our first language is our local or regional languages, we use Urdu as our second language and English is our third language. So I always try to learn what is more natural and more common among the native speakers.

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