[Vocabulary] go round?

bieasy

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Hi,

Is the passage below correct? It should be a topic of a text.

"Go round the island by jeep"
 

SoothingDave

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"Around" is better, in my opinion.

And "Jeep" is a brand name, and should be capitalized.
 

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They both work. However "go round" suggests to me that you will be on a road which runs round the outside edge of the island, so you'd be driving in a circle with the sea at your side all the time. "Go around" can be used to mean "Travel around various parts of ...".
 

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They both work. However "go round" suggests to me that you will be on a road which runs round the outside edge of the island, so you'd be driving in a circle with the sea at your side all the time. "Go around" can be used to mean "Travel around various parts of ...".

That's funny. My AmE ears hear "go around the island" as "circumnavigate" (by road, mind you). I'd write something like "Explore the island" if it was more of a random wander.
 
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