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My question is about using any of the following synonyms properly to talk about a grammar explanation.

Which is better?

X is out in the sentence.

or:

Take X off inside sentence.

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One of best ways to say this would be:

Remove X from the sentence.

For example, a website offering some writing advice says:

Remove this phrase and simply say what’s on your mind.

You could also use the verb eliminate:

Eliminate X from the sentence.

  • +1 for using verbs and not phrasal verbs. Explaining grammar is quite formal, and phrasal verbs don't feel that appropriated... – krobelusmeetsyndra Jul 31 at 13:17

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