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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

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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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koko said:
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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tdol said:
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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