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    Default The members of staff worked out of room 404.

    "The members of staff worked out of room 404"

    What does 'out of' mean in the sentence?

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    Default Re: The members of staff worked out of room 404.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    "The members of staff worked out of room 404".....What does 'out of' mean in the sentence?
    It is difficult to say without more context,
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: The members of staff worked out of room 404.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It is difficult to say without more context,

    Here are more sentences.


    "The expression derives from the "file not found" message sent out as a response to a faulty inquiry by staff at CERN in Switzerland - the place where the World Wide Web was devised. The members of staff worked out of room 404"


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    Default Re: The members of staff worked out of room 404.

    That's where they worked, or at least where their desks were.

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    Default Re: The members of staff worked out of room 404.

    Working "out of" a certain place means that spot was used as a work site. It was their headquarters.

    It's a common expression:

    He worked out of his garage.

    She works out of her home

    The staff worked out of room 404.

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