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    #1

    throw out/throw away

    Hello.

    Are the sentences below correct and natural.

    1. Don't throw away that chance.
    2. Don't throw that chance away.
    3. Don't throw out that chance.
    4. Don't throw that chance out.

    5. You must throw away the old furniture.
    6. You must throw the old furniture away.
    7. You must throw out the old furniture.
    8. You must throw the old furniture out.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: throw out/throw away

    3 and 4 don't work.

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    #3

    Re: throw out/throw away

    And If I'd say:

    3. Don't throw away that chance.
    4. Don't throw that chance away.


    would it be correct?

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    #4

    Re: throw out/throw away

    That's what you wrote in 1 and 2.

    Mike would have told you if they'd been wrong.

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    #5

    Re: throw out/throw away

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    3 and 4 don't work.
    Can 'throw out' in 3 and 4 mean 'refuse to accept'?

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    #6

    Re: throw out/throw away

    Not for me, Matthew.

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