I am confused of the word “around”.

  1. A person is outside and walking along the house?
  2. A person is inside the house walking in any direction.

Does it mean number 1 or 2? If both are correct, how can we distinguish which one is which when someone is using the word “around” in that context?

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    It's ambiguous. You can only tell from context, not from the sentence alone. It can mean either. Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 2:20

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Both are possible. You distinguish between the two by looking at the context with which they are spoken.

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