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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    carried it/carried it out

    The boy picked up his breakfast, carried it out into his mother's garden (through which runs a small stream of water [a brook]). He sat on the bank of the stream and ate his breakfast.

    I would have written the highlighed partas as, "The boy picked up his breakfast, carried it into his mother's garden....................". Could you tell me why "carried it out" is used. I mean why "out" is added.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: carried it/carried it out

    It emphasises that the boy went out of the house and into the garden.

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