"around" vs "round"


can someone please tell me the difference between "around" and "round"? 

asked Jun 14 '13 at 07:14 Scarlet Darwin Contributor

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'Around' means near or close to. 'Round' means either circular or a group or set, such as a round of golf or a round of drinks.

link answered Jun 14 '13 at 12:02 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Right, Lewis. And, Scarlet, note that Around is abbreviated in the Thelonius Monk classic " ' Round Midnight".

Michael CranfieldJun 14 '13 at 13:41

oh, that's really helpful...thank you

Scarlet DarwinJun 14 '13 at 15:53

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