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    Default use of 'Out front'

    Hi,

    I am confused about the use of 'out front' in conversations.

    Are the following sentences correct"

    1. The truck pulled up at out front.
    2. I will wait for you out front.
    3. The out front of the house was in bad shape.

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    MG.

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    Default Re: use of 'Out front'

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    I am confused about the use of 'out front' in conversations. At least in most cases, "out front" means outside of and in front of something, usually a building.

    Are the following sentences correct?
    1. The truck pulled up at out front.
    2. I will wait for you out front.
    3. The out front of the house was in bad shape.
    4. 'The outside of the front of the house was in bad shape.'
    Thanks,

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    Default Re: use of 'Out front'

    Thanks 2006.

    One related question. If want to tell somebody to meet me at the bottom of a building (not on the ground floor of the building, just outside) what should I say?

    4. I will meet you at the foot of the builiding?

    5. I will meet you at the bottom of the building?

    6. I will meet you just outside the building.

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    Default Re: use of 'Out front'

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Thanks 2006.

    One related question. If I want to tell somebody to meet me at the bottom of a building (not on the ground floor of the building, just outside) what should I say?

    4. I will meet you at the foot of the builiding?

    5. I will meet you at the bottom of the building?

    6. I will meet you just outside the building.

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    6 is best.
    4 is not wrong, but I don't think many people say that, at least in North America.
    5 is not good; it's odd and it's not clear exactly where you will meet. (as you know)

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    Default Re: use of 'Out front'

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    I am confused about the use of 'out front' in conversations.

    Are the following sentences correct"

    1. The truck pulled up at out front.
    2. I will wait for you out front.
    3. The out front of the house was in bad shape.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    I find it interesting, and not a little surprising, that you give your native country as Congo and your language as Afrikaans.

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