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    sh.hazeri is offline Junior Member
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    Question Off or Out ?

    what is the diffrence between :

    - .. the cable which is coming out of the wall ....
    vs
    - .. the cable which is coming off of the wall ....

    or

    - ... print it out ...
    vs
    - ... Print it off ...
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    Re: Off or Out ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sh.hazeri View Post
    what is the diffrence between :

    - .. the cable which is coming out of the wall .... Correct
    vs
    - .. the cable which is coming off of the wall .... Incorrect. Not only is "come off" incorrect in this context, but we don't say "off of"

    or

    - ... print it out ... Correct
    vs
    - ... print it off ... Correct
    See above. I hear both "print it out" and "print it off" with about equal regularity. Personally, I usually say "print it out" but I've used both.

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    Exclamation Re: Off or Out ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sh.hazeri View Post
    what is the diffrence between :

    - .. the cable which is coming out of the wall ....
    vs
    - .. the cable which is coming off of the wall ....
    You can use come off it is an idiom which means to stop being wrong or foolish,
    You will be helped if you make efforts to come off it.


    or

    - ... print it out ...
    vs
    - ... Print it off ...
    I think both print out and print off are phrasal verbs having different applications. Print out has a specific application related to computer, it means: to produce a printed copy of a document that has been written on a computer:
    Could you print out a copy of that letter for me?

    On the other hand, print off has a general application, meaning: to print a number of copies of something;
    We can print 1000 copies of the cards off while you wait if you like.

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    Re: Off or Out ?

    And don't forget that "to print" is perfectly fine on its own too. In context, it would be clear what you were doing or wanted someone else to do.

    I've emailed you a photo. Can you print it?
    I'm going to print this webpage so I can take it with me.

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