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    Out of town

    Hello.

    Are all the three examples correct?
    1.''Every weekend she goes out of town''.
    2.''Every weekend she goes to the country''.
    3.''Every weekend she goes to the countryside''.

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    #2

    Re: Out of town

    Yes, those are all possible.

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    Re: Out of town

    But ''She goes in the country'' is wrong. Isn't it? Is it wrong because ''go'' should be followed only by ''to?''

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    Re: Out of town

    No, but it would not have the same meaning as the ones above.

    For example:

    Does she ever go to church?
    She goes in the country.
    She says she feels claustrophobic in urban churches.

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    #5

    Re: Out of town

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Does she ever go to church?
    She goes [to church] in the country.
    She says she feels claustrophobic in urban churches.
    The two words I added in square brackets are implied. She goes in the country can only work in rare, specific contexts.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Out of town

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello.

    Are all the three examples correct?
    1.''Every weekend she goes out of town''.
    2.''Every weekend she goes to the country''.
    3.''Every weekend she goes to the countryside''.
    That's better.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #7

    Re: Out of town

    Try:

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Are all the following three examples correct?
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Are all the following three examples correct?
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Are (all) the three examples following correct?
    or even
    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Are all the three examples these correct?

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    Re: Out of town

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Are all the three examples correct?
    Do you want them to mean the same thing?

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    #9

    Re: Out of town

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you want them to mean the same thing?
    Yes, I do.

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    Re: Out of town

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Yes, I do.
    Then beware that "out of town" does not necessarily mean going to the countryside.

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