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    Cool go round?

    Hi,

    Is the passage below correct? It should be a topic of a text.

    "Go round the island by jeep"

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    Re: go round?

    "Around" is better, in my opinion.

    And "Jeep" is a brand name, and should be capitalized.

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    Re: go round?

    'Round' is fine in BrE.

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    Re: go round?

    They both work. However "go round" suggests to me that you will be on a road which runs round the outside edge of the island, so you'd be driving in a circle with the sea at your side all the time. "Go around" can be used to mean "Travel around various parts of ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go round?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Is the passage sentence below correct? It should be a topic of a text.

    "Go round the island by Jeep."
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    Re: go round?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They both work. However "go round" suggests to me that you will be on a road which runs round the outside edge of the island, so you'd be driving in a circle with the sea at your side all the time. "Go around" can be used to mean "Travel around various parts of ...".
    That's funny. My AmE ears hear "go around the island" as "circumnavigate" (by road, mind you). I'd write something like "Explore the island" if it was more of a random wander.
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