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  1. sara88's Avatar

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    out of

    Hello
    I tried to find the meaning of "out of" and i find that it has many.
    So please tell me, native speakers, what do you understand from this use of out of in this context:
    "" We can't worship God out of ignorance."
    Thank so much in advance.
    sara

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    #2

    Re: out of

    "We cannot worship God because of ignorance."
    "We cannot worship God as a result of ignorance."

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: out of

    Thanks for your answer.
    Anyone else to comfirm this answer??
    I'm looking forward to hearing from others as well.
    Thanks
    sara

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    Re: out of

    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    Hello
    I tried to find the meaning of "out of" and i find that it has many.
    So please tell me, native speakers, what do you understand from this use of out of in this context:
    "" We can't worship God out of ignorance."
    Thank so much in advance.
    sara
    "We cannot base our worship of God on ignorance"
    (Our worship of God can't be based on ignorance).
    "If we are ignorant, we cannot properly worship God"
    "Ignorance is not a solid foundation on which to worship God".

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    Re: out of

    Thank you so much Raymott for clearing up my mind. That's what I understand too so the use of "out of" in this sentence is correct?!
    sara

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    Re: out of

    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    Thank you so much Raymott for clearing up my mind. That's what I understand too so the use of "out of" in this sentence is correct?!
    sara
    Yes, it's grammatically acceptable, and apparently does convey the meaning you want it to.

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