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    Suppose a person wears a hooded jacket. He pulls the hood over his head. Because the hood is so big, it partially covers his eyes. Also, he is currently inside a closed room with no windows.

    "He could barely see."
    "He could barely see out."
    "He could barely see outside."

    Are these the correct way to describe the situation? Are 'out' and 'outside' used correctly?

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    Re: See Out

    Quote Originally Posted by mamfaf View Post
    Suppose a person wears a hooded jacket. He pulls the hood over his head. Because the hood is so big, it partially covers his eyes. Also, he is currently inside a closed room with no windows.

    "He could barely see."
    "He could barely see out."
    "He could barely see outside."

    Are these the correct way to describe the situation? Are 'out' and 'outside' used correctly?
    If he is in a closed room with no windows, it's impossible for him to see outside.

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    Re: See Out

    If his hood is partly covering his eyes, it doesn't really matter whether he's in a locked room with no windows or not. He can still not see much because of the hood.

    He can't see much.
    He can't see out from under the hood very well.
    He can't see outside because there are no windows.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: See Out

    Quote Originally Posted by mamfaf View Post
    Suppose a person wears a hooded jacket. He pulls the hood over his head. Because the hood is so big, it partially covers his eyes. Also, he is currently inside a closed room with no windows.

    "He could barely see."
    "He could barely see out."
    "He could barely see outside."

    Are these the correct way to describe the situation? Are 'out' and 'outside' used correctly?
    I can accept your first example given your description. In you second and third examples, I suspect you are referring to vision "out/outside" the person's hood, but this would not be the proper use of "out/outside" as the two previous responses indicate.


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