around vs about : Common Errors in English

About around vs about

Lots of people think it’s just nifty to say things like “We’re having ongoing discussions around the proposed merger.” This strikes some of us as irritating jargon. We feel it should be “discussions about” rather than “around.”

around Meaning(s)

  • (r) in the area or vicinity
  • (r) by a circular or circuitous route
  • (r) used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
  • (r) in a circle or circular motion
  • (r) (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • (r) in or to a reversed position or direction
  • (r) to a particular destination either specified or understood
  • (r) all around or on all sides
  • (r) in circumference
  • (r) from beginning to end; throughout

about Meaning(s)

  • (s) on the move
  • (r) (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • (r) all around or on all sides
  • (r) in the area or vicinity
  • (r) used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
  • (r) in or to a reversed position or direction
  • (r) in rotation or succession
  • (r) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

around in News

  1. Around the NFC West: Back to other OTAs

    ST. LOUIS -- Good morning, NFC West. I'll be heading over to St. Louis Rams headquarters shortly as players transition from organized Twitter activities to organized team activities, also known as OTAs. Around the NFC West: June 13, 2013 First, though, let's take a quick look around the division. Cards' OL moves: Through injuries, misfortune and questionable planning, the Arizona Cardinals ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Around the NFC West: Back to other OTAs

    ST. LOUIS -- Good morning, NFC West. I'll be heading over to St. Louis Rams headquarters shortly as players transition from organized Twitter activities to organized team activities, also known as OTAs. Around the NFC West: June 13, 2013 First, though, let's take a quick look around the division. Cards' OL moves: Through injuries, misfortune and questionable planning, the Arizona Cardinals ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. AROUND THE HORN

    AROUND THE HORN Wednesday’s other games Royals 3, Tigers 2 KANSAS CITY, MO. Lorenzo Cain hit
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Youngstown Vindicator

about in News

  1. As world frets about emerging market sell-off, the US recovery rolls on

    There’s been a lot of hubbub about a sharp selloff in emerging markets over the last week or so. But in the world’s largest economy, things seem to be rolling along just fine, at least as far as this morning’s ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  2. As world frets about emerging market sell-off, the US recovery rolls on

    There’s been a lot of hubbub about a sharp selloff in emerging markets over the last week or so. But in the world’s largest economy, things seem to be rolling along just fine, at least as far as this morning’s ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Trial about hazing at SC military school continues

    The Kershaw County sheriff will testify later in a federal civil trial about the beating and sexual assault of a Camden Military Academy cadet.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WMBF News Myrtle Beach

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