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    Default book out vs book?

    When you say "book out" instead of "book", does it mean you have to make a signature to check out something? What's the function of "out"?

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    Default Re: book out vs book?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    When you say "book out" instead of "book", does it mean you have to make a signature to check out something? What's the function of "out"?

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    M : Do you want to have the freedom of having a car? Then the Wheels-to-Go Program is for you! If you are a citizen of Kensington City, you can join us. For a monthly membership fee, you may
    borrow a car at any scheduled time, to use within the city area only. Cars may be booked out in 48-hour units by phoning or making online reservations, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Drivers will be required to
    show a driver’s license, as well as proof that they have the appropriate insurance

    That's in relation to 'loaning' something under any terms. Not necessarily having anything to do with a signature.

    'Out' refers to the time frame.

    You don't normally say 'book out' it's usually 'booked out'. 'Book' is slightly different.

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    'I will book the car.'
    'The agent says the car is booked.'
    'The agent says the car is booked out.' - Usually refers to no cars available/no time available.
    'The agent says we have the car booked out for 48 hours.'
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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