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    Question 'OUT'

    Hello teachers,

    I would like to know the difference between these two sentences (if there is one, I am not sure).

    She cried
    out: " I never want to see you again".

    or

    She cried: " I never want to see you yoy again".

    What is the purpose of this little word 'out'?

    Thanks for your replies.

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    Re: 'OUT'

    It us a vectorial sense, a directional teleology, a feeling of thrust and aim. Most phrasal verbs do the same.

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    Re: 'OUT'

    Hi canadian,

    If I understand well what do you say, this particule 'out' is just to reinforce the verb, in this case 'cried'.

    What is the relation about vectorial and teleology? (The mathematic or maybe philosophy?)

    See you later.

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    Re: 'OUT'


    1) She cried: "I never want to see you again."
    2) She cried out
    : "I never want to see you again."

    1) Out is vectorial in the sense that it gives the idea of something suddenly rushing from someone's mouth (s'exclamer, faire éclater un cri brusque - elles s'est exclamée, elle a fait éclater
    un cri brusque)

    2) Without out, cry would mean simply cry but as in pleurer and as in a process over time (elle
    disait en larmes)


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    Re: 'OUT'

    By directional teleology, one means that the purpose (teleology) of the prepostion out is to give the idea of direction - a cry being let out of the mouth; I also think that suddeness and unexpectedness is also apparent.

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    Re: 'OUT'

    Hello soutter,

    I understand what do you mean. It is clearer now, for me. In my mind when I read vectorial I still think about the mathematic and not for the direction.

    Thank a lot (you and the Japanese actor).

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