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    The tide comes in

    Hello.

    What is the opposite of ''The tide comes in'', ''The tide is out'', ''The tide is back'' and ''back out?'' What verb do you use in such context?

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    #2

    Re: The tide comes in

    1. The tide comes in.
    2. The tide goes out.

    It's possible to use the same verb for both, thus:

    The tide rolls in; the tide rolls out.
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    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    1. The tide comes in.
    2. The tide goes out.

    It's possible to use the same verb for both, thus:

    The tide rolls in; the tide rolls out.
    ''The tide is back out'' or ''the tide is back'' means it has come in. Right?

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    Re: The tide comes in

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    ''The tide is back out'' or ''the tide is back'' means it has come in. Right?
    No.

    Where have you seen/heard these?
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    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    No.

    Where have you seen/heard these?
    In the movie The Woman in Black. "What time is the tide back out"? And "It will be out again by 17:00."

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    #6

    Re: The tide comes in

    They clearly mean when the tide is out (again). it may be coming in or going out at the moment of speaking.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 23-May-2020 at 13:15. Reason: typo
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    #7

    Re: The tide comes in

    The word back just means 'again'. It has no relation to the motion of the tide.

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    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    They clearly mean when the tide is out (again). it may be coming in or going out at the moment of speaking.
    Just like ''the tide is due''? Does this phrase also mean it is either going out or coming in?

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    Re: The tide comes in

    When did you see/hear these words, and in what context?
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    Re: The tide comes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    When did you see/hear these words, and in what context?
    I will try to find it now and post it here. It's from the same movie I mentioned before.
    Last edited by Rachel Adams; 23-May-2020 at 15:18.

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