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from between/prepositions

Post by navi » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:50 am

Which are correct:

1) There is water under the floor. When you press your foot down water comes out between the floorboards.

2) There is water under the floor. When you press your foot down water comes out from between the floorboards.

3) There is water under the floor. When you press your foot down water comes out from in between the floorboards.

4) There is water under the floor. When you press your foot down water comes out in the space between ithe floorboards.


The whole thing might seem surreal, but I've seen it happen. Water came out (up) when you pressed your foot on floorboard. Water had crept under the floor near the door.

Gratefully,
Navi
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Post by tony h » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:42 am

My immediate response is that 2 is the only one that seems natural.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 pm

In all cases, I think most native speakers would say 'comes up' in preference to 'comes out'.

4) is very long-winded.
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Post by Phil White » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 pm

As Erik says, 4 is unnecessarily verbose. You would probably hear all of the rest from different speakers.
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