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    Dear teachers:
    Is there anything different between "all the year round" and "all year round" ?
    Does "all the year round" mean last/this year?
    "all year round" means many a year?
    Can we say "all (the) year around/about"?
    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by norwolf; 05-Apr-2009 at 13:12.

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    Hi norwolf

    all year round = an idiom
    (See all year round - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.)

    All the Year Round = the name of a Victorian periodical
    (See All the Year Round: Information from Answers.com)

    all (the) year about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hi norwolf

    all year round = an idiom
    (See all year round - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.)

    All the Year Round = the name of a Victorian periodical
    (See All the Year Round: Information from Answers.com)

    all (the) year about
    Thank you, Soup.
    And I wonder if all the year round can be used as an idiom, for example,A man needed a holiday after working hard all the year round . (from BNC)
    Is it completely correct? Does it refer to that year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Thank you, Soup.
    And I wonder if all the year round can be used as an idiom, for example,A man needed a holiday after working hard all the year round . (from BNC)
    Is it completely correct? Does it refer to that year?
    It's a longer form of 'all year round', and yes, it refers to "that" year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It's a longer form of 'all year round', and yes, it refers to "that" year.
    Don't "all year around (all year round)" and "all the year around (all the year round)" mean exactly the same thing, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Don't "all year around (all year round)" and "all the year around (all the year round)" mean exactly the same thing, then?
    Yes they can mean exactly the same thing.

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