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  1. HaraKiriBlade's Avatar
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    #1

    crawing about

    1. I can't stand bugs crawling about my house

    2. I can't stand bugs crawling about in my house
    Which one is correct? if neither is the correct answer, how would you put it? (assuming my quoted sentences are at least understandable)


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    #2

    Re: crawing about

    Both are grammatically fine.

    It would be usual to say just "I can't stand bugs in my house."

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    #3

    Re: crawing about

    Mine's too elaborate for a simple point, I guess?

    ... ... .. I have another question.

    Do no.1 and 2 mean exactly the same? I know even if there is a difference of any sort it would be too trivial to talk about. But there might be occasions where I need to know such subtle differences. If there are ANY difference, however insignificant, what would they be?

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    Re: crawing about

    If they are crawling about your house, it could imply that they are everywhere or are roaming around and might be found in less expected places.

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    #5

    Re: crawing about

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If they are crawling about your house, it could imply that they are everywhere or are roaming around and might be found in less expected places.


    The 'in' makes it more specific: 'They opened the box, and found lots of bugs crawling around in it/inside'.

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