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  1. Unregistered
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    Give out or give away

    In a TV entertainment show, the host wants to stage a draw for selecting a grand prize winner, who will get a diamond necklace.

    The host may say: we have a very nice prize to give out tonight, or we have a very nice prize to give away tonight.

    Which sounds better? I would choose 'give away'. Is 'give out' a good choice?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Give out or give away

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    In a TV entertainment show, the host wants to stage a draw for selecting a grand prize winner, who will get a diamond necklace.

    The host may say: we have a very nice prize to give out tonight, or we have a very nice prize to give away tonight.

    Which sounds better? I would choose 'give away'. Is 'give out' a good choice? no

    Thank you.
    "give away" is correct for giving something, such as a prize or donation, without money being paid to receive the item.

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