San
Lv 5
San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Which is correct?

They wanted to live in their home country and not (outside / outside it).

Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    "...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
  • 1 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 shorthand

    Source(s): Native American English speaker.
  • Anonymous
    1 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"

  • God
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Either is correct.  I think outside it is slightly more clear.

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