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What is the meaning of “this time around” why not just this time . The full sentence is

This time around, she wants to get it right!

This time around means that it happened before and it will happen again? The context is a publication for the real relationship life.

The real question is why they did not use only "this time" but they used "this time around". What will be the difference between both ?

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  • What do you think it means? What research have you done to try and find the answer? Please add more detail or the question is likely to be closed.
    – Andrew
    Dec 15 '18 at 2:20
  • this time around means that it happened before and it will happen again ? the context is a publication for the real relationship life Dec 15 '18 at 2:22
  • the real question is why they did not use only this time but they used this time around. what will be the difference between both ? Dec 15 '18 at 2:23
  • Thanks, I've added those to your question. That should be good.
    – Andrew
    Dec 15 '18 at 2:37
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"This time around", as you guess, means that it has happened before, and may happen again. "Around" evokes an image of a repeating cycle, which is most often thought of as circular.

The main difference between "this time" and "this time around" is the implied caution that the cycle will continue until something happens to break it.

This time, she wants to get it right.

= it has happened at least once before, but this time she will do it differently

This time around, she wants to get it right

= it has happened at least once before (but possibly more), and if she doesn't do it differently this time, she expects that it will keep happening the same way.

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  • I am not the OP but I think your explanation is logical and makes good sense. But, I don't get it pretty well. I am sorry but, is that really the meaning of this time around? So do you mean this time around in your example sounds less optimistic than this time? Dec 6 '20 at 6:37

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