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    #1

    We are sold out/ They are sold out.

    We normally say " We are sold out" when there are no more stocks left.

    My question is "Is it acceptable to say 'They are or it is sold out' instead?"

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    #2

    Re: We are sold out/ They are sold out.

    Customer: Do you have that new video game?
    Employee: Sorry, but we are sold out.
    Customer: Do you know about the store across the street? Do you know if they have the game I'm looking for?
    Employee: Sorry, I'm certain they are sold out too.
    Employee: We are sold out, they are sold out, everyone seems to be sold out.

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: We are sold out/ They are sold out.

    I don't know whether this is a BrE difference, but they are sold out sounds OK to me and they've sold out.

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    #4

    Re: We are sold out/ They are sold out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't know whether this is a BrE difference, but they are sold out sounds OK to me and they've sold out.
    too

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