Pop out for some bread

Ptak

Senior Member
Rußland
Hello all,

Tell me please, can I omit "to the shop" in the sentence "Pop out to the shop for some bread"?
Does "Pop out for some bread" sound bad?
Can I say "Could you pop out for some bread", does it sound ok or not?

Thank you.
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Hi - I think you can omit the shop bit and both of the versions you suggest sound good to me. the second one is a bit more polite than the first.
     

    Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Hello all,

    Tell me please, can I omit "to the shop" in the sentence "Pop out to the shop for some bread"?
    Does "Pop out for some bread" sound bad?
    Can I say "Could you pop out for some bread", does it sound ok or not?

    Thank you.
    It's familiar language, Ptak, and as such suitable for close friends and family. It's perfectly idiomatic, but not a thing to be said to a distinguished guest.

    Certainly you can omit 'to the shop'.
     

    sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    As I recall, there have been other threads about "to pop out", in which the North American contributors said that this expression is not part of AE. I would therefore advise against its use in a AE environment (it is fine in a BE environment).
     
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