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    out of/ outside

    Which are correct:

    1-His house is outside the city.

    2-His house is out of the city.

    Does "1" imply that it is close to the city?

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    3-Three marbles are outside the box.
    4-There marbles are out of the box.

    Does "3' imply that the marbles are close to the box?
    Does "4" imply that the marbles were in the box and have been taken out or have fallen out?




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    Navi.
    Last edited by navi tasan; 23-May-2013 at 21:25.

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    Re: out of/ outside

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-His house is outside the city.

    2-His house is out of the city.

    Does "1" imply that it is close to the city? No.

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    3-Three marbles are outside the box.
    4-There marbles are out of the box.

    Does "3' imply that the marbles are close to the box? No.
    Does "4" imply that the marbles were in the box and have been taken out or have fallen out? No. They might never have been placed in the box.




    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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