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  1. B45
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    Can you describe the living room as out here?

    Can you describe the living room as out here?

    For example - You don't have to stay out here(living room), I'll bring your cell phone to you later.

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    I am not sure what the phone has to do with anything. But you could say "you can stay out here, I just need to check something in the kitchen."

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    I've never heard of a living room being 'out' anywhere, unless it's outside. I'd say, "You can stay in here, ..."

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I am not sure what the phone has to do with anything. But you could say "you can stay out here, I just need to check something in the kitchen."
    I'm using her phone and she's sitting in the living room waiting for me, instead of doing her work in her room. Can I use:

    You don't have to stay out here(living room), I'll bring your cell phone to you later.

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I'm using her phone and she's sitting in the living room waiting for me, instead of doing her work in her room. Can I use:

    You don't have to stay out here(living room), I'll bring your cell phone to you later.
    It would be more natural to use "in" rather than "out", unless, as Raymott suggested, the living room is outside.

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    I wouldn't use it. It sounds a bit confusing to me.

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    I could see it if the speaker's frame of reference was the bedroom, where the listener's work is waiting. She may be saying you should be "in there" rather than "out here".

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    For some reason, most people I know refer to the living room as "in" and the kitchen as "out".

    Where's Jane?
    She's out there/She's out in the kitchen.

    Where's Jane?
    She's in there/She's in the living room.

    Perhaps it's because we generally think of people spending more time in their living room but only going into the kitchen for shorter periods, just for long enough to make a drink or make dinner.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    I guess the set-up of a house doesn't have to be conventional. The living room might be relatively "out" compared to the rest of the house, but it seems no-one likes your "out there". One place I can see a use for it is in a multiple boarding-house situation, where everyone has their own bedroom, which they must come out of to be in the living room or common room. But most people don't live in such places.

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    Re: Can you describe the living room as out here?

    I don't think it has anything to do with the layout of the house, or being outdoors.

    It's a simple contrast. You stay out here, I'm going in there.

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