rip out/off


Senior Member
Portuguese - Brasil
If you want somebody to detach a sheet of paper from the notebook to give it to you, can you say the following?

Rip it off and give it to me, please.

Rip it out and give it to me, please.
  • Enquiring Mind

    Senior Member
    English - the Queen's
    Hi CORALINNA, yes, "rip it off", "rip it out", "tear it off", "tear it out". "Rip" generally sounds more vigorous than "tear", but it doesn't matter much here.
    Our notepad design features: (...)
    * Grocery list neatly organized by category, and perforated so you can tear it off easily and take it with you to the store (amazon)
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