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    Default She takes out three coins from her pocket

    In the sentence "She takes out three coins from her pocket", is the grammar correct?

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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    In the sentence "She takes out three coins from her pocket", is the grammar correct?

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    It's unusual. Most writers would use a preposition in only one place. Still, it's grammatical.
    "She takes three coins out of her pocket."
    "She takes three coins from her pocket."

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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    In the sentence "She takes out three coins from her pocket", is the grammar correct?

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    I agree with Raymott's post and his revisions. However, "out" in your original sentence is an adverb.

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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree with Raymott's post and his revisions. However, "out" in your original sentence is an adverb.
    Maybe. Unless you consider "take out" as a phrasal verb.

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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Maybe. Unless you consider "take out" as a phrasal verb.
    "Take out" can be a phrasal verb in certain meanings. In this sentence it simply refers to the direction the object was going. It had a literal meaning.

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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    This is one of those grey areas. Several dictionaries give 'out of' as a preposition.

    Definitions of out of - OneLook Dictionary Search
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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    This is one of those grey areas. Several dictionaries give 'out of' as a preposition.

    Definitions of out of - OneLook Dictionary Search
    And it can be in some uses. But prepsitions need an object.

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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    And it can be in some uses. But prepsitions need an object.
    She takes out three coins from her pocket.


    If out of is a (two-word) preposition, then her pocket is the object.
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    Default Re: She takes out three coins from her pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    She takes out three coins from her pocket.


    If out of is a (two-word) preposition, then her pocket is the object.
    I agree with you about "She takes three coins out of her pocket", but the original sentence was "She takes out three coins from her pocket". In the original "out" can be removed. That is why I call it an adverb.

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