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around the world/all over the world/throughout the world etc...

hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
Would all of the sentences be used?
(a) This book is read around the world.
(b) This book is read all over the world.
(c) This book is read all through the world.
(d) This book is read throughout the world.
(e) This book is read the whole world over.

And can you replace "world" with "globe"?

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin
 

mdchachi

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I think they are all possible. Also replacing "world" with "globe" is possible. Of course some sound more "natural" than others.
 

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"This book is read around the globe." To me this seems like the only sentence where globe would sound natural if it only replaces the word world.
 

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Thanks for the help, OoTmaster.
"This book is read around the globe." To me this seems like the only sentence where globe would sound natural if it only replaces the word world.
Oh, really? That's interesting.
 

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"This book is read all over the globe." Sounds okay but a little unnatural to me. "Throughout the globe" is used in some contexts but sounds odd to me in this context.
 
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