They get a great deal of enjoyment

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vietnam vietnamese
Is "out of" the same as "from" or "of" in this context:
"They like to talk. They will even talk to complete strangers at the drop of a hat. They get a great deal of enjoyment out of talking."
  • TheMagician

    English, England
    Hi mimi2,

    I have heard people use "out of" instead of "from" in this context, and you would certainly be understood, but I don't think it is standard English - at least not in the UK. I have the impression that it might be more standard in the US - but I can't justify that statement.

    "of" on its own would not work, and doesn't make sense. "out of" is rather awkward but is nearer the meaning of "from".

    Hope this helps.
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