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    Question Right Back versus Out Back

    What is the difference between "I will be right back" and "I will be out back"?

    Are the meanings different in these two sentences?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Supermonkey; 23-Sep-2012 at 21:49.

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    Re: Right Back versus Out Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermonkey View Post
    What is the difference between "I will be right back" and "I will be out back"?

    Are the meanings different in these two sentences?

    Thank you.
    I will be right back = I am going away somewhere but I will only be gone briefly and I will return very soon (I will be back very soon)

    I will be out back = I will be at the rear of the building.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Right Back versus Out Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermonkey View Post
    What is the difference between "I will be right back" and "I will be out back"?

    Are the meanings different in these two sentences?

    Thank you.
    I am surprised that you don't have access to a dictionary If you took the time find one and consult it, you would very easily find that "to be right back" and "to be out back" have totally different meanings.
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    Re: Right Back versus Out Back

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I am surprised that you don't have access to a dictionary If you took the time find one and consult it, you would very easily find that "to be right back" and "to be out back" have totally different meanings.
    I knew exactly the meaning of "to be right back", but I was confused about "to be out back"
    There is no "out back" in a dictionary. I only saw "back out" in a dictionary. That's why I asked in here. Should you reply in every single thread and tell them to check on a dictionary? Don't forget to invade their privacies - make their locations public.
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    Re: Right Back versus Out Back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermonkey View Post
    There is no "out back" in a dictionary.
    I have found it in a dictionary. See definition #2 here.

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    Re: Right Back versus Out Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermonkey View Post
    I knew exactly the meaning of "to be right back", but I was confused about "to be right back"
    Are you sure that's what you meant?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Right Back versus Out Back

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    I have found it in a dictionary. See definition #2 here.
    Thank you. I couldn't find it in Oxford dictionary. According to the page you provided, it's American English.
    I think "out the back" is much clear for me. I will remember "to be back out".

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