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Hello,

Are the phrasal verbs "run around" and "run round" the same?
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Hi,

Are the phrasal verbs "run around" and "run round" the same? Here are some comments.

"run around" is much more common in AmE. Refers to movement in a circle or to various indefinite places. Also, pointless or foolish movement. Google gives 4.1 million hits.

"run round" is more a feature of BrE. Refers to movement in a circle or to various indefinite places. For pointless or foolish movement, I believe BrE prefers 'run about'. Google gives only 0.2 million hits.

Best wishes, Clive
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My parents are off on a "Round the world tour". My wife asked if it sould be an "Around the world tour".

Any ideas?
Hi,

Both are heard or read, but I prefer 'around'.

You occasionally even see it with an apostrophe, ie 'round the world.

Clive