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    Sound

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    Re: Sound

    Both are used, but not in the same way.

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    sound out

    The answer is sound out.

    I am new in this forum and just found phrasal verbs thread. I think the way questions being asked here is excellent. I really like these thread. Thank you so much for the questions, Tdol.

    Definitions according Cambridge Dict. :

    sound out sb/sth : to talk to someone in order to discover what they think about an idea or plan
    I sounded her out about working for us but she wasn't interested. [often + about]
    We need to sound out his views on the project before we go ahead.

    sound off : to express your opinions loudly, especially in order to complain about someone or something

    He's always sounding off about the way this place is run. [usually + about]
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    Re: sound out

    Quote Originally Posted by Siregar View Post
    The answer is sound out.

    I am new in this forum and just found phrasal verbs thread. I think the way questions being asked here is excellent. I really like these thread. Thank you so much for the questions, Tdol.

    Definitions according Cambridge Dict. :

    sound out sb/sth : to talk to someone in order to discover what they think about an idea or plan
    I sounded her out about working for us but she wasn't interested. [often + about]
    We need to sound out his views on the project before we go ahead.

    sound off : to express your opinions loudly, especially in order to complain about someone or something

    He's always sounding off about the way this place is run. [usually + about]
    Not bad.


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