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Round can work as a noun, an adjective, a verb, an adverb and a preposition. Around can work as an adverb or a preposition.

Examples given for each word, when they act as prepositions, are:

around the corner. / round the corner.

Question 1: Please give me an example where around is used as an adverb.

Question 2: Is around being used as a preposition in the following sentence?

Phileas Fogg circumnavigated around the world in 80 days.

Question 3: Which of the following sentences is more correct to say?

  1. 1: Is around being used as a preposition in the following sentence?
  2. 2: Is around used as a preposition in the following sentence?u
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Jackson6612
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The newspaper is somewhere round. It's on the round table.
The newspaper is somewhere green. It's on the lawn.
The newspaper must be somewhere round = The newspaper must be somewhere on the round table.

Would you give an explanation for the above equality?

Please help me.
The newspaper must be somewhere round. --> The newspaper must be (located) somewhere (that is) round.

This is not really a sentence I would expect to hear, however.

This sentence has the same structure:
The diary must be somewhere secret. --> The diary must be (located) somewhere (that is) secret.
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Question 1: Please give me an example where around is used as an adverb.

I can't see anyone around here.

They'll be back at around 3 o'clock.



Question 2: Is around being used as a preposition in the following sentence?

Phileas Fogg circumnavigated around the world in 80 days.

Yes.



Question 3: Which of the following sentences is more correct to say?

1: Is around being used as a preposition in the following sentence?

2: Is around used as a preposition in the following sentence?

Sentence number 2.
Urm. In Question two you write that Mr Fogg circumnavigated around the world. I think that the word circumnavigated means to travel around and therefore the use of the word 'around' in this case is redundant. The phrase should read that he 'circumnavigated the world'. Sorry, but that's a bad example in this case. Emotion: smile I know it's not relevant to the question of round vs around, but I hope it helps a little.
Obviously that´s not what she means. She means the newspaper must be somewhere "that is round" ( like a round table for example.)
The newspaper must be somewhere round ( as the shape round/ the paper must be laying on some round surface)
The newspaper must be somewhere around (meaning it must be nearby)
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Saying and writing round to mean around is an English idiom (versus American), is it not? If somebody says, "It's right 'round 'ere," that person is speaking in a certain British accent. And, it seems to be archaic, to boot. In this case, it is not round; it is 'round, a contraction of around. Just like saying, " 'bout," for, "about." ('Bout for about is not just British. Americans are at least as likely to say it.)

I am pretty sure this contraction situation is the only reason for any confusion between around and round. (And, I am pretty sure I have used American punctuation here, contrary to the rule of this site. Sorry. Not sure about Union Jack rules for quotation marks or inverted commas.)
Round = Circular. It almost always is an adjective. (In a few special cases, it is used as a substantive, as in a round of drinks and a round of cheese. In America, we would call it a noun in those cases.)

Around = About or Near. Basically an adverb. You can call it a preposition, or even an adjective, sometimes, if you need to do so. We traveled around. We traveled around the world. (Is that a prep. or an adverb phrase?) It is around five o'clock. (Does around modify is, or does it modify five? Who cares?)

"Snow all around," is correct. "Snow all 'round," is an folksy old-timey contraction, a lyric from an old Christmas carol, cute but not correct.
round as an adverb,,,,the boy was smiling roundly, its modifying the veb
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