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    #1

    take out the trash or take the trash out ??

    Dear teacher,

    Please clarify me which one of the followings is correct and for what reason:

    After lunch, Carl took out the trash.
    After lunch, Carl took the trash out.




    Thank you.

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    Re: take out the trash or take the trash out ??

    Quote Originally Posted by raytung31 View Post
    Please clarify me which one of the followings is correct and for what reason:

    After lunch, Carl took out the trash.
    After lunch, Carl took the trash out..
    Both are possible.

    You can take out something or take something out.

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