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For a simple stroller, the cloth seat can be easily removed from the frame.

As shown in the picture, the cloth seat has 2 long holes on its sides. To put the stroller together, people will slide the 2 holes onto the 2 sticks of the frame.

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Would you say "to take the cloth seat off or out of the frame"?

I think it would be "off" because we put the seat "on" the frame.

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Could be either. If the frame "surrounds" the cloth and holds it tightly, then "out of" would make more sense. But here the cloth is more or less laid on the frame, the frame doesn't hold it tightly, so "take the seat off the frame" seems to match the meaning better.

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  • Yes. Off sounds better than 'out of'
    – Ram Pillai
    May 27 '20 at 6:17
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Neither sounds natural.

The most natural phrasing is exactly what you already did use (perhaps unconsciously) when asking the question:

remove from

The cloth seat can be easily removed from the frame.


In contrast, the cloth seat would have been put into or attached to the frame.

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  • Why "the cloth seat would have been put into the frame"? The cloth seat has holes on the sides would have been put ON / ONTO the frame.
    – Tom
    May 27 '20 at 0:35
  • @Tom Look at the picture. The cloth is not on top of the frame. It's inside the frame. The frame is around the cloth, not underneath it. But as I said, you can also just say attached to. May 27 '20 at 0:38
  • But why we say "put the Tshirt on" even the Tshirt is not on top of our head. Do you see the similarity, "put the Tshirt on" and "put the cloth seat on the frame"?
    – Tom
    May 27 '20 at 0:43
  • Sometimes, my child yanks the seat so hard that it "COMES OFF THE FRAME", right? Imagine, the frame is a human and the clothe seat is a piece of clothes.
    – Tom
    May 27 '20 at 0:47
  • It comes out of the frame would be more natural in the context of the specific child seat in the picture and yanking the cover. Context is essential. The prepositions used when talking about a human frame and clothing is something entirely different. In that context, the prepositions change, and off actually would be appropriate. May 27 '20 at 4:31

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