Clear the pool vs get out of the pool

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sembianti, May 8, 2017.

  1. Sembianti New Member

    Italian-Italy
    Hello, which one of the two following expressions would you use to invite in a polite way a swimmer to quickly get out of a swimming pool?

    "Please clear the pool"
    or just
    "Please get out of the pool"

    Do you think that the first expression (clear the pool) sounds unnatural for an oral one-to-one situation?
    Thanks

    Sembianti
     
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Elsewhere
    English English
    Welcome to the forum, Sembianti:)

    clear the pool = 'everyone get out of the pool'. No-one at all left in the pool afterwards.
    get out of the pool = can be said to one person or 29 people ... and afterwards there might still be 29 people left in the pool.
     
  3. Sembianti New Member

    Italian-Italy
    Thank you Ewie.
    Does "(please) get out of the pool" sound rude to you?
     
  4. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Elsewhere
    English English
    Please get out of the pool doesn't. Get out of the pool is fairly brusque, as 'bare' imperatives so often do in English.
     

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