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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
I have a question about prepositions.

Among the sentences below, which can be used?
(a) This book is popular around the world.
(b) This book is popular all over the world.
(c) This book is popular over the world.
(d) This book is popular in the world.
(e) This book is popular among the world.
(f) This book is popular all through the world.
(g) This book is popular through the world.

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin
 

joadbres

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In my opinion...

(a) and (b) are fine. 'all around the world' is also OK.
(c) sounds awful, and should be avoided
(d) is grammatically OK, but sounds awkward. I would not use it.
(e) is grammatically incorrect.
(f) and (g) sound awkward, but if you change 'through' to 'throughout', they are OK.
 

joadbres

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Thank you for not using the expression 'a little question'. Much appreciated.
 

hirashin

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Thank you for the help, joadbres.

Do you mean both sound all right?
(f') This book is popular all throughout the world.
(g') This book is popular throughout the world.
 

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Yes, that is what I meant.

(f) is a bit colloquial, though (more spoken English than textbook English). So if you will be teaching these to students, teaching only (g) and not (f) is probably best.
 

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Sensei!

A and B are the best. A is written style and B is spoken style.

G is also good, and it is written style.

The others are not good.
 
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