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    #1

    All around/ across/over the world.

    Are the following sentences correct and mean the same thing. And is 'from' necessary in the sentences?

    1) I want to have friends (from) all over the world.
    2) I want to have friends (from) all around the world.
    3) I want to have friends (from) all across the world.

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    #2

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    I'd use 1/2 with from. I would not say that #3 is wrong, but I wouldn't use it.

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    #3

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    The meaning changes slightly if you use from. With from the friends may have migrated and be where you are now. Without from the friends are still scattered around the world.

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    #4

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    Good point.

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    #5

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    Well, you can have Facebook friends from places as far-flung as Poland, Kenya, the Philippines, and Australia.
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    #6

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    That's not far-flung....

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    #7

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    Should I go for Japan?
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    #8

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    There's very little far-flung in today's world. We've had a visitor from Pitcairn Island to the site. The only place I can think of that we haven't had visitors from is North Korea.

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    #9

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    I get greetings from the Philippines saying "Good morning!" when it's morning there.
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    #10

    Re: All around/ across/over the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The meaning changes slightly if you use from. With from the friends may have migrated and be where you are now. Without from the friends are still scattered around the world.
    So all the sentences can be said without 'from' if I want to mean that they are in their own country.

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