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    Default print this off or out?

    Are both correct? - print this off and print this out?

    Can you print this off and put it in the file?

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    Can you print this out and put it in the file?

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    Default Re: print this off or out?

    You realize you can just say "print this" without anything else, right?

    I say "print out."
    I've come to learn that these are often the things with regional variations.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: print this off or out?

    You could hear all of them in BrE- off suggests doing something quickly to me.

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    Default Re: print this off or out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could hear all of them in BrE- off suggests doing something quickly to me.
    It doesn't suggest the same to me. "I'll print those leaflets off later tonight".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: print this off or out?

    I would say "out" unless I was talking about mass production. Then it might be "print off."

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    Default Re: print this off or out?

    As you see, thomas, there is no definitive answer to this question.

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