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    Hello:

    I am studying english, and my teacher gave me a sheet of paper where says that carry out is the same that take out. I have been looking up in many places both meanings, and I have not understood the similarity between both. Does it is right? : carry out = take out.

    I would be very thankful if somebody could help me.

    Yanis

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    Re: I can not understand a phrasal verb

    Carry out=achieve,complete,apply
    Take out=get "something,somebody" out, carry away.....


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    Re: I can not understand a phrasal verb

    When referring to taking cooked food out of a restaurant to eat elsewhere, some people say take out others say carry out and still others may say take away or to go. They all mean the same thing in that context only.

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    Re: I can not understand a phrasal verb

    take out ,
    a. to withdraw; remove: to take out a handkerchief.
    b. to procure by application: to take out an insurance policy.
    c. to carry out for use or consumption elsewhere: to take a book out of the library; to get food to take out.
    d. to escort; invite: He takes out my sister now and then.
    e. to set out; start: They took out for the nearest beach.
    f. Slang. to kill; destroy.
    carry out,
    a. to put into operation; execute: He doesn't have the funds to carry out his design.
    b. to effect or accomplish; complete: They carried out their plan without incident.

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    Re: I can not understand a phrasal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Yanis View Post
    Hello:

    I am studying english and my teacher gave me a sheet of paper which says that carry out means the same as take out. I have been looking up both meanings and I have not understood the similarity between them. Is it right? : carry out = take out.

    I would be very grateful if somebody could help me.

    Yanis
    Yanis, hope you don't mind but I corrected your post.

    Carry out and take out can mean the same if you are transferring an object.

    Please carry out all your mess and put it outside.
    Please take out all your mess and put it outside.

    'Carry' seems to imply more weight in other similar instances.

    Carry out all those boxes and keep the place tidy.
    Take out those newspapers please.

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