from across or around the world

JunJiBoy

Senior Member
USA
Cantonese
Hello, dear friends

I suddenly have this question, is there any difference between "from across the world" and "from around the world"? Thank you!

Experts from across / around the world gather in this small town to study the phenomenon.
 
  • JunJiBoy

    Senior Member
    USA
    Cantonese
    Now you that you mentioned, it made me wonder that in the olden times, would people have used "from across the world" as the consider the earth to be flat?
     
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    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Now you that you mentioned it, it made me wonder that in the olden times, could people have used "from across the world" as the consider the earth to be flat?
    No. We know that people knew that the world was round long before English was spoken. "From across the world." is simply another version: there are plenty of examples.
     

    JunJiBoy

    Senior Member
    USA
    Cantonese
    The Bible said it was flat and we were the center of the universe...
    I just have the idea that "from across" is for flat surfaces, such as "people from across the continent could see the solar eclipse".
     
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