I am not sure which one is the correct word for beginning this sentence. Is it just a stylistic choice?

I was around 10 years old when...


I was about 10 years old when...

  • I think there is a difference that may be more than stylisitic. I'm not sure why someone has voted to close. I'll try to come back to this tomorrow. Sep 3, 2015 at 1:58

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It is a stylistic choice.

About adverb
3. (Used with a number or quantity) approximately: "reduced by about 5 percent"

- Oxford Dictionaries

Around adverb
5. Approximately; about:

- Oxford Dictionaries

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