Student or Learner
what is the difference between around and round ?
when do we use around and when round ?
Around is an adverb having wide applications to impart proper meaning to a statement. Some of the important uses are:
§ In the area or vicinity
He is hanging around for the last one hour.
§ By a circular or circuitous route
He came all the way around the city.
§ Used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
The news gets around soon. He needs advice from someone who's been around.
§ (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
This machine weighs around a hundred pounds"
§ In or to a reversed position or direction
Suddenly she turned around
It is also used as preposition meaning: Approximately (especially of a date)
The church was built around 1840"
Round is an adjective meaning: Having a circular shape. It is mostly used to express mathematical expression.
The earth is round. Make the final figures round nearest to $10.