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    #1

    Out of and from

    1. The airport is 10km from the city.
    2. The airport is 10km out of the city.


    A. Are the meaning of the above sentences identical?
    B. Are from and out of interchangeable in the above sentences?

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    #2

    Re: Out of and from

    Both sentences have the same meaning. Personally, I would change "out of" to "outside".

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    #3

    Re: Out of and from

    I wouldn't say it's an error, but out of doesn't sound natural to me- I wouldn't use it.

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