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    Question out of the vs. out the

    I'm wondering about "out of the" versus "out the".

    Example: He walked out of the door. He walked out the door.
    Example: He gazed out of the car window. He gazed out the car window.

    Are they interchangeable? If one or the other is incorrect, can someone explain why?

    Thanks.

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    Re: out of the vs. out the

    I'm wondering about "out of the" versus "out the".

    Example: He walked out of the door. He walked out the door.
    Example: He gazed out of the car window. He gazed out the car window.
    Example: He parachuted out of the cloudy sky. He parachuted out the cloudy sky.


    Are they interchangeable? If one or the other is incorrect, can someone explain why?

    Thanks.

    I think you need "of " to connect " He walked out " to " the door " in that it shows " by what means " or " by way of ".

    He walked out by way of the door.



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    #3

    Re: out of the vs. out the

    It doesn't make any difference to me.
    "He walked out the door" is spoken english.Because in spoken english,
    many prepositions could be left out.


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    Re: out of the vs. out the

    Example: He walked out of the house.
    (because he was 'inside' the house, so he walked 'out of'

    He walked out the door.
    The unnecesary parts of the sentence would be, 'walked out (of the house)through the doorway'

    Example: He gazed out of the car.
    ('out of' because he's 'in', 'inside' the car)

    He gazed out the car window.
    (Because he is gazing out through the car window.)

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