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    to bustle around (in) the kitchen / (in) the house; to bustle around doing something

    Hello.

    I think I know that "She often bustles about preparing dinner" means "She is often busy preparing dinner hurriedly".

    Am I right?

    My second question is which form is correct:She bustled around the kitchen getting ready for dinner guests or

    She bustled around in the kitchen getting ready for dinner guests?She bustled around the house or She bustled around in the house.

    What is your opinion?

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    Re: to bustle around (in) the kitchen / (in) the house; to bustle around doing someth

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    She bustled around the kitchen getting ready for dinner guests
    That doesn't work for me. In fact, it reminds me of the famous Hannibal Lecter line "I'm having an old friend for dinner!"

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    Re: to bustle around (in) the kitchen / (in) the house; to bustle around doing someth

    What doesn't work for you. Could you provide some examples using "bustle around" and explain to me when to use "bustle around in the kitchen" and "bustle around the kitchen"?

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    Re: to bustle around (in) the kitchen / (in) the house; to bustle around doing someth

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    What doesn't work for you?
    "... getting ready for dinner guests." Say, "getting ready for dinner." As it is, it sounds like she was preparing (cooking) the guests!

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    Could you provide some examples using "bustle around" and explain to me when to use "bustle around in the kitchen" and "bustle around the kitchen"?
    They're pretty much the same.

    The busy chef bustled around in the kitchen, shouting and screaming at his staff.
    Grandmother bustled in the kitchen on busy holidays and always gave us something to do.

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    Re: to bustle around (in) the kitchen / (in) the house; to bustle around doing someth

    The final question.

    Does it mean that:

    The busy chef bustled around in the kitchen, shouting and screaming at his Staff = The busy chef bustled in the kitchen, shouting and screaming at his Staff = The busy chef bustled around the kitchen, shouting and screaming at his Staff?

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    Re: to bustle around (in) the kitchen / (in) the house; to bustle around doing someth

    Yes, but write "staff" with a lower-case "s."

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