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American English Reduction "outta"

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn "outta" an American English reduction.
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Reductions: "outta"

American English reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • outta = out + of
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Hey, let's get outta here.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Hey, let's get out of here.
Examples: "outta"
  • Get outta my way.
  • (Meaning: Get out of my way.)
  • Do you want to move outta this city?
  • (Meaning: Do you want to move out of this city?)
  • Are you planning to get outta this company soon?
  • (Meaning: Are you planning to get out of this company soon?)
  • You need to get outta your depression.
  • (Meaning: You need to get out of your depression.)
  • You are way outta line.
  • (Meaning: You are way out of line.)
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From YOUR Teacher: Outta

Another common usage for this reduction is "Outta this world" which means something is exceptionally good. For example:

Howie: Hey Sandy what do you think of this cake?
Sandy: The taste is outta this world. (means exceptional taste)
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as outta are not real words in English.
  • You need to use reductions in order to sound more natural.
  • You need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers.
  • Reductions are used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.
 
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