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Is it OK to use "out of wrong" in a paper for application of a method?

For example:

the assumption that ... is true, hence the application of ... method is out of wrong.

Is there a better alternative?

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    Out of wrong definitely sounds incorrect. But it's hard to tell you what is "better", because you haven't told us what you're trying to say. – stangdon Apr 7 '18 at 8:10
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Use of "out of"

No, your sentence is not correct. You can use "out of" to indicate that you do not possess some object, for example:

The grocery store was out of apples, so I bought some pears instead.

I wanted to buy the latest video game, but I was out of cash.

Unfortunately, you can't use "out of" with an adjective. In order to use "out of", it needs to a thing that's lacking, not an attribute. For adjectives, you can either use "not + adjective" or simply use the adjective's opposite.

Suggested Alternative

In your case, the simplest thing to do would be to say:

... the method is correct.

The one exception would be if you're trying to emphasize that the method is not wrong, but the implication might be that it may not be right either:

... the method is not wrong, [but it's not right either].

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No, this is incorrect. Either

  1. ...method is wrong/incorrect.
  2. ...method is out of order.

Without more context either of these works but 1. is more common.

  • I mean the opposite. the method is correct. – parisa Apr 7 '18 at 7:14
  • @parisa - Then why not just say "the method is not wrong"? – stangdon Apr 9 '18 at 16:20

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