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    "out of water" and "without water"

    hi,

    please can I say "I am without water" to mean that I am out of it?

    there is a song by U2 that says "with or without you". can I say I am "out of you"?

    thanks
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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    please can I say "I am without water" to mean that I am out of it? It does not mean you are "out of it", but that you do not have any.

    To be out of something means that you have run out of that item - I am out of sugar; I am out of patience.


    there is a song by U2 that says "with or without you". can I say I am "out of you"? No.

    thanks
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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    Hi, Anglika,
    I wonder if I can say "I am really into you" meaning "I really like you" and similarly "I am out of you" meaning "I am not in love with you any more."?
    Or does "to be into" work only for things?


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    I'm really into you is a colloquialism, but I don't think I have ever come across someone saying I am out of you

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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I'm really into you is a colloquialism, but I don't think I have ever come across someone saying I am out of you
    Me neither, but you know better so I wanted to make sure. Thanks!


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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    Anglika is right that it's certainly not idiomatic but someone might use it/might have used it sometime as an interesting turn of phrase.

    Wife: We're out of milk.

    Husband: I'm out of you. We haven't done an us only for far too long.

    Wife: Awwww honey, that's so sweet. Forget the milk. Let's go out to dinner and dance dance dance. Theeeeeennnnnnn ... .

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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    [quote=riverkid;

    Theeeeeennnnnnn ... .[/quote]

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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    hi anglika,

    I thought that ''to be out of something'' meant the same of ''not having any of that thing''?

    what's the slight difference, please?

    I am out of money
    I don't have money

    I am out of sugar
    I don't have sugar

    I am running out of water
    I am about to not to have water

    thanks

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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Anglika is right that it's certainly not idiomatic but someone might use it/might have used it sometime as an interesting turn of phrase.

    Wife: We're out of milk.

    Husband: I'm out of you. We haven't done an us only for far too long.

    Wife: Awwww honey, that's so sweet. Forget the milk. Let's go out to dinner and dance dance dance. Theeeeeennnnnnn ... .
    Great example.

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    Re: "out of water" and "without water"

    Out of implies that you ran out; e.g., of money, sugar, water, etc; that you had it but spent or used it all. The result is that you don't have any more.


    Correction
    I am about to run out of/not have any water.

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