Which is correct?
They wanted to live in their home country and not (outside / outside it).
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
"...home country, not outside of it". Not even in casual speech would we say "outside it"– it's "outside OF it". You might be understood, but it will sound wrong, like broken English. It just depends on what impression you want people to have of you – as educated, or not. Also, no "and".Source(s): Native English speaker – US
- robert2020Lv 61 month ago
It's actually 'outside of it'. That would be correct English. But in casual American English you can use either of your choices. And be understood.
To leave off with 'outside', suggests you want to live oudoors. But again, this would be understood. Americans talk in shorthandSource(s): Native American English speaker.
- Anonymous1 month ago
I'm not a native speaker however the first option sounds wrong..
the second option might be right if you said "outside OF it"
having said that, I would rather say "they wanted to live in their home country and not elsewhere"
- GodLv 71 month ago
Either is correct. I think outside it is slightly more clear.