around or at around

Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 10:00 am
Police said they received a call for assistance around 8.10am, and subsequently arrested a 26-year-old NUS male student, a resident of the same residential hall, for criminal trespass.

The man is also being investigated for insulting the modesty of a woman, added the police.

In the first sentence should it be "at around" instead of just "around"?

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Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 10:50 am
At around. is not required as should be either around or at but not both at is exact whereas around is an approximate estimate
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 12:23 pm
Thanks, bunnyhabit.

If 'around' were replaced by 'about', should it be 'about' or 'at about'?
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 01:51 pm
"Around," in this sense, has the meaning of "approximately at," so adding "at" is redundant.
Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 02:23 pm
Thanks, Infrablue.

Is it "about" or "at about"?
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2019 03:19 am
Could somebody please help? Thanks.
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