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    Question What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Hi! This is my first thread here and I hope everything is alright and follow the rules here.

    I am reading articles every day to learn English. Today I read an article in Bloomberg about interest rates hike. I am a bit confused by the usage of "out" in a sentence in the second last paragraph.

    "A gauge of market-based expectations watched by the Fed is projecting a pace of price gains of about 1.5 percent in the period five to 10 years out."
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...e-still-likely


    What does the "out" means and its usage?
    Can the out be omitted?

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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, my fellow Hongkonger!

    I take 'out' to mean 'afterward'.
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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhojmak View Post
    What does the "out"mean?
    from now, in the future

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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Welcome to the forum, John.
    Quote Originally Posted by nhojmak View Post
    This is my first thread here and I hope everything is alright and follow​s the rules here.

    I am reading read articles every day to learn English. Today I read an article in Bloomberg about an interest rates hike. I am a bit confused by the usage of "out" in a sentence in the second last paragraph.

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    Can the 'out' be omitted?
    As you will see from the above replies, 'out' cannot be omitted.

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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Rover, your version is correct, however, "I am reading articles every day to learn English" is valid and appropriate.

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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Do you mean something like 'This week I am reading articles every day'?
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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    Rover, your version is correct, however, "I am reading articles every day to learn English" is valid and appropriate.
    It's not natural English. You might say At the time, I was reading articles every day, or I've been reading articles every day lately. If you are currently in the habit of reading articles every day, the natural way to say that is I read articles every day.
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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's not natural English. You might say At the time, I was reading articles every day, or I've been reading articles every day lately. If you are currently in the habit of reading articles every day, the natural way to say that is I read articles every day.
    Strongly disagree. The OP form is correct and adds a stronger sense of "current and ongoing involvement" in the activity. There is nothing at all wrong with the alternative you guys are suggesting, but the OP's form is equally valid, and it does add a hint of specific intent to his message. I find his choice of wording to be completely appropriate.

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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    I agree with CD on this. The progressive form has the idea of limited duration, and that is what possibly gives the hint of 'specific intent'.

    The speaker did not always read articles every day, and may well not read articles every day when their English is as good as they want it to be. However, for the duration of the learning process, they are reading articles every day.

    The present simple would also work, but it does not carry the ideas I have suggested.

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    Re: What does "out" means in this sentence structure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I agree with CD on this. The progressive form has the idea of limited duration, and that is what possibly gives the hint of 'specific intent'.

    The speaker did not always read articles every day, and may well not read articles every day when their English is as good as they want it to be. However, for the duration of the learning process, they are reading articles every day.

    The present simple would also work, but it does not carry the ideas I have suggested.
    Thanks.
    That's exactly what I thought when i wrote the thread.

    Thanks everybody giving suggestions in this thread too.

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