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The sentence I have is : "We were given smoked salmon and even the lemons to squeeze out over it"

Is it correct to word things as I have done it? The double pronomes "out over" seem clumsy to me. However, wouldn't it be incorrect to say "lemons to squeeze over it" ?
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "Lemons to squeeze over it" would be better. Why do you think it would be incorrect?
    It's not grammatically wrong as it is, but "out" acts as an intensifier here. Squeeze out the sponge - squeeze it until its as dry as you can get it. That doesn't seem to fit the context to me.
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