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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    Hi there,

    Is it grammatically correct to use 'sold out' like this?

    A: Excuse me, do you have a book called...?
    B: No, I'm sorry, we are sold out.

    thanks
    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Is it grammatically correct to use 'sold out' like this?

    A: Excuse me, do you have a book called...?
    B: No, I'm sorry, we are sold out.

    thanks
    pete
    Yes, that is correct use of "sold out".

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    Hi there,

    Thanks a lot. How about 'The book is sold out'? Is it correct?
    Thanks
    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Thanks a lot. How about 'The book is sold out'? Is it correct?
    Thanks
    pete
    Yes, it means: to sell all of the perticular book that is in stock.

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    Default Re: sold

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Thanks a lot. How about 'The book is sold out'? Is it correct?
    Thanks
    pete
    yes

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