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    around and about

    hello teachers

    could you please tell me the defference bettween
    around and about when we are talking about time
    like when i say for example the ship will arrive around/about
    the 25th of april

    thanks

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    In this case, either around or about means approximately. The ship might arrive on the 25th, but it also might arrive on the 24th or the 26th.

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    Re: around and about

    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    hello teachers

    could you please tell me the defference bettween
    around and about when we are talking about time
    like when i say for example the ship will arrive around/about
    the 25th of april

    thanks
    There is no difference there. Both mean "approximately".

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    They can also be used together:

    I'll see you around and about = I'll meet you again at some stage in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They can also be used together:

    I'll see you around and about = I'll meet you again at some stage in the future.
    I've heard "I'll see you around" but not "I'll see you around and about". Might that be BE?


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    It is used in BE- it means it'll happen sometime without planning.

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