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    "A year out"

    Does it mean it's currently one year until some event happens, or it's currently one year after some event in the past?

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    Re: A Year Out

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaWW View Post
    "A year out"

    Does it mean it's currently one year until some event happens, or it's currently one year after some event in the past?
    It depends on the context. Could you use it in an example?

    For example:
    A: Happy 40th Birthday!
    B: I'm only 39! You're a year out.
    In this case 'a year out' means the guess was wrong by one year.


    A: I'm not going to university this year, I'm taking a year out.
    In this case 'a year out' means the speaker is taking a break from something for a year.

    Those are two just off the top of my head, there are quite a few other meanings. Like I said, when you use it in an example, we should be able to help more.

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    Re: A Year Out

    "This is not to say London won't put on a memorable Olympics, because it will be almost impossible not to. It is, of course, one of the world's great cities. Many of its venues are ready now. Its Olympic leadership is first rate. And it appears to be blessed with terrific athletic story lines a year out, the result of the continuing professionalization of the Olympic athlete."

    "His dining room is full, but a year out from the BP oil spill, Caswell's nervous about the 500 customers who stayed away."

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    Re: A Year Out

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaWW View Post
    "This is not to say London won't put on a memorable Olympics, because it will be almost impossible not to. It is, of course, one of the world's great cities. Many of its venues are ready now. Its Olympic leadership is first rate. And it appears to be blessed with terrific athletic story lines a year out, the result of the continuing professionalization of the Olympic athlete." (A year before the Olympics will begin)

    "His dining room is full, but a year out from the BP oil spill, Caswell's nervous about the 500 customers who stayed away." (A year after the BP oil spill)
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    Re: A Year Out

    Are the usages of "a year out" demonstrated in the post two posts before this one informal, nonstandard, or slangy?

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    Re: A Year Out

    Please stop deleting and reposting your questions.

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    Re: A Year Out

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaWW View Post
    Are the usages of "a year out" demonstrated in the post two posts before this one informal, nonstandard, or slangy?
    I would consider "a year out" to be standard AmE.

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    Re: A Year Out

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    I would consider "a year out" to be standard AmE.
    ... but on the slangy side for us lot You'd hear it or BBC Radios 1, 2, and 5, but not on Radios 3 or 4. (In fact, you'd be lucky to get any sense out of Radio 1 - Is my age showing

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    Re: A Year Out

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    I would consider "a year out" to be standard AmE.
    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ... but on the slangy side for us lot You'd hear it or BBC Radios 1, 2, and 5, but not on Radios 3 or 4. (In fact, you'd be lucky to get any sense out of Radio 1 - Is my age showing

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    You'll have to educate us colonists, BobK!!! Do you Brits line up your 5 BBC Radios and then listen to each one separately???? If you do, you are definitely showing your age!!!

    I prefer to say 'a year before' or 'a year after' rather than 'a year out'. However, a native AmE speaker would understand the meaning of 'a year out'.

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    Re: A Year Out

    Then, "a year out" is standard for AmE, but nonstandard for BrE?

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