While she was jogging, she saw more people than usual standing around the park.

aleaf

Senior Member
Japanese
While she was jogging, she saw more people than usual standing around the park.

I made it up. Do you see the idiom "stand around" in it, meaning just standing or staying in a place doing little or nothing?
 
  • RM1(SS)

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    English - US (Midwest)
    No. If the people are standing around the park, they are standing more or less in a ring surrounding the park, outside its border: [standing] [around the park]. You want standing around in the park: [standing around] [in the park].
     
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