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What's the difference between hang out and hang about?

There is a question in my exercise book
During the summer vacation,kids are often seen hanging __ in the streets.
A.about B.out
The key is A. But is B incorrect?And what's the difference between them.I need help.Thanks

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Hang out is usually in reference to a place. Example: My friends and I went to our favorite hang out on Saturday. My friends and I will hang out at Freddy's on Sunday.
    Hang about usually means you have no where in particular to go. Example: My friends and I will have little time this week so we will probably just hang about and talk. A husband might hang about the mall killing time while his wife shops.

    I hope this helps.


    about is not really used in that context. it's just the way it's spoken.

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