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    #1

    get out the car

    Dear teachers

    Could you please shed some light on this?

    I would to know if there is an variant for 'get out' in the following context:

    Get out the car - remove the car from the garage, eg.
    Get out of the car - exit the car.

    Well... this seems to be correct American English, I wonder if it is the same in British English.
    Let me be honest, 'get out of the car' sounds a bit odd to me.

    No offenses meant.

    Thank you

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    Re: get out the car

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Could you please shed some light on this?

    I would to know if there is an variant for 'get out' in the following context:

    Get out the car - remove the car from the garage, eg.
    Get out of the car - exit the car.

    Well... this seems to be correct American English, I wonder if it is the same in British English.
    Let me be honest, 'get out of the car' sounds a bit odd to me.

    No offence meant.

    Thank you
    If you are in the car and you wish to exit, you get out of the car.
    If your car is in the garage and you wish to go for a drive, you need to get the car out of the garage.
    You might say to somebody before going out "I'm going to get the car out".

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    Re: get out the car

    You will hear people say things like I am going to get out the car at the lights.in BrE, but I'd say it was an omission rather than an alternative form.

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    Re: get out the car

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You will hear people say things like I am going to get out the car at the lights.in BrE, but I'd say it was an omission rather than an alternative form.
    It's also fairly common in AAE.
    "Get out the way!"

    EDIT: I thought there would be a tool-tip for it, but AAE = African American English

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    Re: get out the car

    I'll add it.

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    #6

    Re: get out the car

    It is quite interesting, because I was told that ...

    The car drove off of the bridge! is correct but the of is unnecessary, while
    The car drove off the bridge! sounds much better

    But... of course, there's no point in comparing them with the 'get out' and 'get out of' differences.

    Thank you

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    #7

    Re: get out the car

    Off of is quite common, but it is unnecessary.

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    #8

    Re: get out the car

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    It is quite interesting, because I was told that
    The car drove off of the bridge! is correct but the of is unnecessary, while The car drove off the bridge! sounds much better

    But... of course, there's no point in comparing them with the 'get out' and 'get out of' differences.
    It is worth bringing this up. Because the of in off of is unnecessary (and even considered incorrect by some), some learners think that the of in out of is incorrect, when it is often desirable.

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