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tommaso
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:53:40 AM
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Yesterday there was a aircraft flying over/around our house?
The sound was very loudly.

What is the preposition for the aircraft doing?

Daniela Aguglia
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2:13:06 AM

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Hello,
I would say Yesterday there was an aircraft circling over our house.
but I'm not a native....
Bye!
S. Ilker Orsel
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2:28:51 AM

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I would say it the same way as Daniela Aguglia, but I am not a native as well.
trillions
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I, too, would use circling over our house because flying over implies a straight line of flight, and around implies on the same level with the house, which would be too low to be realistic. Circling works well because it imparts the meaning of your circle diagram. To use the word flying is unnecessary in describing the activity of an aircraft. What else would an aircraft be doing, after all?

Your second sentence contains an error. You have an adverb (loudly) modifying a noun (sound). You need the adjective loud. Sounds are never loudly, but they can be very loud.
Saanaaz
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tommaso wrote:


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Yesterday there was a aircraft flying over/around our house?
The sound was very loudly.

What is the preposition for the aircraft doing?


around
Saanaaz
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S. Ilker Orsel wrote:
I would say it the same way as Daniela Aguglia, but I am not a native as well.

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FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:43:34 AM

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tommaso wrote:


Yesterday there was a aircraft flying over/around our house?
The sound was very loudly.

What is the preposition for the aircraft doing?



Here in the U.S., how we describe the activity would depend on how it was flying. If it simply passed over the house, then "flying" or "flew over" would be used.

If the aircraft made several passes over, or near, the house, then "around" would be most common.

"Circling" would not likely be used since that would indicate the aircraft flew in a circle above your house, and that would seem unlikely.

Edit: And the sound would be very loud.
NKM
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Let me add a couple of small points.

First, the obvious grammar correction: "an aircraft", not "a aircraft".
And, as has already been noted, the sound was very loud (not "loudly").

The plane may have been "circling" above your neighborhood for some reason, but more likely it was just "flying about" in no particular pattern.

Pilots of small private planes often "fly around" just for the fun of it, enjoying the good weather and the thrill of flying. Those planes fly low, and they can sound very loud to people on the ground.

Saanaaz
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 11:22:19 AM

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tommaso wrote:


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Yesterday there was a aircraft flying over/around our house?
The sound was very loudly.

What is the preposition for the aircraft doing?


over
Saanaaz
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 11:22:49 AM

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NKM wrote:
Let me add a couple of small points.

First, the obvious grammar correction: "an aircraft", not "a aircraft".
And, as has already been noted, the sound was very loud (not "loudly").

The plane may have been "circling" above your neighborhood for some reason, but more likely it was just "flying about" in no particular pattern.

Pilots of small private planes often "fly around" just for the fun of it, enjoying the good weather and the thrill of flying. Those planes fly low, and they can sound very loud to people on the ground.


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tommaso
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 8:57:35 PM
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Daniela Aguglia wrote:
Hello,
I would say Yesterday there was an aircraft circling over our house.
but I'm not a native....
Bye!


Thanks.
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