not in town / out of station

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Devil, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Devil New Member

    India & Telugu
    what to say when we want to tell "he is not in town'
  2. anothersmith Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English, U.S.
    We say he is "out of town."
  3. panjandrum

    panjandrum Quondam Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Hello Devil, and welcome to WordReference.

    "He is not in town," is fine.
  4. Devil New Member

    India & Telugu
    Hi Anothersmith,
    Thank you very much for the reply.
    As English is not our mother tongue, true translations of our native tongue do slip in from my students. I am a Post graduate in English & a Corporate Trainer in it.
    From now on, I guess, I can depend upon you for 'usage' corrections!
    Thank you.
    So long,
  5. salthill New Member

    España, español
    I would say the same "He is not in town" or you may say he is away or he is abroad or out of the city
  6. GreenWhiteBlue

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    The City of New York
    USA - English
    Either "he is not in town" or "he is out of town" would work. "He is out of station", however, would not mean anything to a native English speaker.

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