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I'm not really good at everyday language, especially at phrasal verbs. Help me please. In these sentences "We will go together, you and me. Our journey may be dangerous, so tell me now if you are out" is it normal to use be out? It is not a modern text, so I would like to know if this phrasal verb is not too modern.
Thanks in advance.
"To be out" is not a phrasal verb as it isn't followed by a preposition or adverb.
A phrasal verb consists of a verb and a preposition or adverb that modifies or changes the meaning; 'give up' is a phrasal verb that means 'stop doing' something, which is very different from 'give'.
Read more at Phrasal Verbs - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com
If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)
We use "in" and "out" in some contexts to denote participation.
- We're getting pizza tonight. Are you in?
- No thanks. I'm going to eat at my parents.
- A group of us are going on holiday this summer. Do you want to come?
- No, count me out. I've got no money.
- You don't sound like you really want to come for that picnic in the mountains on Saturday. We're relying on you for transport so you need to tell me now if you're out.
- I'll be there. Don't worry!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.