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    To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about ...

    "To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about two kinds of paths"


    What does 'out of your day' mean in this sentence?

    What words can replace 'out of'?

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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    You want to have as much enjoyment as possible. You get the enjoyment from "the day." So you try to get as much "out of" the day as you can.

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    #3

    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    We use "out of" quite regularly in this sort of context.

    I went on a very interesting course last week. I got a lot out of it.
    I took part in a very boring seminar yesterday. I got nothing out of it at all.
    I have only twenty minutes with the Prime Minister. I need to get as much out of that time as possible.
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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    "To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about two kinds of paths"


    What does 'out of your day' mean in this sentence?

    What words can replace 'out of'?
    I've never heard of getting the most safety out of a day though. Does that mean you just stay in bed?
    Do you mean "To get the most enjoyment out of your day, safely ..."; "To safely get the most enjoyment out of your day ..."
    Last edited by Raymott; 07-Mar-2013 at 11:37.

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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I've never heard of getting the most safety out of a day though. Does that mean you just stay in bed?
    Do you mean "To get the most enjoyment out of your day, safely ..."; "To safely get the most enjoyment out of your say ..."
    Very good point. I must admit I didn't even notice that and just saw "To get the most enjoyment out of your day". As Raymott said, you don't "get safety out of something".
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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Very good point. I must admit I didn't even notice that and just saw "To get the most enjoyment out of your day".
    Same for me.

    I am reminded of the time someone asked us to correct something like, "I am giong to perpetraiate at the theater tomorrow", and I duly corrected it to, "I am going to perpetraiate at the theatre tomorrow". I conscientiously noted that 'theater' was AmE, 'theater' BrE. I may well have even rambled on about 'at' vs 'in'. What I completely failed to spot was that the sentence was meaningless. Sometimes we grammar buffs can see a lot more trees than wood.

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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I've never heard of getting the most safety out of a day though. Does that mean you just stay in bed?
    Do you mean "To get the most enjoyment out of your day, safely ..."; "To safely get the most enjoyment out of your day ..."
    It is an odd construction, but I think it is understandable. You want to end the day having had the maximum amount of safety during your day.

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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    Do we "have" safety?
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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

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    Do we "have" safety?
    I think so, but this may not be in general use.

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    Re: To get the most emjoyment and safety out of your day, we'd like to tell you about

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I've never heard of getting the most safety out of a day though. Does that mean you just stay in bed?
    Do you mean "To get the most enjoyment out of your day, safely ..."; "To safely get the most enjoyment out of your day ..."
    This sentence is from a listening comprehension test for Korean high school students and I was also wondering about what exactly it means.

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