English grammar

Module 15, Troublesome Words 2, Lesson 18:

All-round vs. All Around

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English grammar

"All-round" is an adjective meaning versatile or general. Example: He is an all-round mechanic.

"All around" has the meaning of being all over a given area. Example: Fir trees were all around the cabin.

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences.
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As a substitute player, she had (all-round) (all around) skills for any position.
2.
Have you searched (all-round) (all around) the house?
3.
His (all-round) (all around) skills made him an ideal candidate.
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She was well liked as an (all-round) (all around) personality.
5.
Snowcapped mountains were (all-round) (all around) the valley.
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The shoppers shopped (all-round) (all around) the store.
7.
A good student has (all-round) (all around) skills.
8.
The debate club desires (all-round) (all around) speakers.
9.
The club placed notices (all-round) (all around) the school.
10.
The visitors looked (all-round) (all around) the school for the gym.
11.
A player who is versatile is a player who has (all-round) (all around) skills.
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A person who searches all over a city means that the person has been (all-round) (all around) the city.
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A worker who has good general skills is a worker with (all-round) (all around) skills.
14.
(All-round) (All around) the city the streets were flooded.
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We are looking for a cook with (all-round) (all around) skills.
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We have flown (all-round) (all around) the country.
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A person with good general skills has (all-round) (all around) ability.
18.
They danced (all-round) (all around) the dance floor.
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As a textbook, I would consider it an (all-round) (all around) reference book.
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A versatile writer is a writer with (all-round) (all around) writing skills.
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