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    carla guaraldi is offline Member
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    Hi,

    Can You Possibly Tell Me When To Use Out Of And From? I Would Like To Understand The Difference.
    Thank You Loads.

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    Default Re: out of...from...

    Often there's no difference- I took it out of/from my pocket. However, collocation determines that only one can be used in many cases- he comes from Italy.

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    Default Re: out of...from...

    ... and the collocations don't follow fixed rules. You can't say "if place-name, then use from" (although that is the more common choice).

    Vivaldi came from Italy.

    But

    Of all the many great composers to come out of Italy, Vivaldi was the greatest.

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    Default Re: out of...from...

    Thank you for the help.
    Do you know where I could find more examples using them?
    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: out of...from...

    "out of" and "from" are also used to say what something is made of. Baseball bats are usually made (out of)(from) wood.

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    Default Re: out of...from...

    I think there is some fifference between them when we say: He took his book out of his bag. Here "out of" means "from inside".
    Another example with "from".
    He took his book from his friend.

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