487 – 8 Ways To Use BE OUT

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In podcast 486 we talked about phrasal verbs that use the be verb and in that podcast, I mentioned that the phrase verb be out has a number of different meanings and uses. For today’s English lesson, we are going to take a look at eight different ways that we use the phrase verb be out. Are you ready? Let’s check it out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • I was out for two hours yesterday looking for my cat.
  • Jane said she was out shopping all day today. No wonder she’s tired.
  • I will be out all afternoon visiting some customers.
  • “I’m sorry I’m out right now but if you leave your name, number, and message, I’ll call you back as soon as I get it.”
  • Tommy is out today, so if you need any help in the office just asked me.
  • I need to finish my work because I’m going to be out all next week.
  • It’s raining today so I guess that going to the park for a picnic is out.
  • I don’t know what to get Jack for his birthday. He doesn’t read much, so getting a book is out.
  • Let’s see what’s for breakfast. Well there’s no milk in the refrigerator so I guess cereal is out.
  • 20 years ago a lot of guys wore their hair in a mullet. Thank goodness those are out now.
  • Bell bottom jeans were out for a long time but it seems like they’ve made a comeback.
  • Why are you wearing shoulder pads? Those have been out since the 90s.
  • The electricity is out because of the storm.
  • The washing machine is out and it’s going to take a couple of days before someone can come and fix it.
  • I drove all the way to the library to make a copy, but the copy machine there was out.
  • I was out by 9:30 last night.
  • The baby was crying for about five minutes but finally he’s out.
  • Jack drank too much and now he’s out on the couch.
  • I can’t print anything because the toner is out.
  • The batteries are out in this flashlight so I need to get new ones.
  • After several days of rainy weather the sun is finally out today.
  • The full moon is out tonight. How beautiful!
  • Taking a walk on the beach when the stars are out is so amazing.

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