To me both of the phrasal verbs: get around somewhere and go around somewhere mean to go to different places or to go from one place to another in a place i.e. London.

But the only difference that strikes me is that when you get around somewhere it means that you necessarily use a vehicle, but when you use go around it can imply that you either travel on foot or drive to somewhere.

Meanwhile, get around implies travelling which logically requires a vehicle, while go around alludes to just going which can imply travel or just a simple walk.

Do you confirm my take on the nuance between them or there is something else that I have to know?

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I wouldn't say that "get around" requires a vehicle, but I would say the nuance of it tends to be more how you travel rather than where. Something like "I can't get around very easily since my hip operation" would make sense, or "I get around on my moped." "Go around" would refer more to where though - "I'm going around all the shops in London this afternoon."

  • Therefore, @Showsni they can be used interchangeably; right?
    – A-friend
    Commented May 7, 2019 at 11:43

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