Could you tell me if there there is any difference between come to one's place and come out to one's place? For example:

Is it OK with you if we have a technician come to your place and fix the stove.

Is it OK with you if we have a technician come out to your place and fix the stove.

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    None that I know of. I would understand out to mean out from our place if all the technicians were based at the firm's headquarters, or out of town if the customer lived in the country. Commented Dec 16, 2021 at 16:26
  • In most if not all contexts, it's entirely a stylistic choice whether to include the optional additional preposition out between come and to [some proposed destination]. Arguably sometimes it might perhaps add emphasis to the proposed travel distance. (So in the above example, you might feasibly get charged more if they ask the second question, which implies they think it's a long way for their technician to drive out to your property! :) Commented Dec 16, 2021 at 18:18

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Out in come out to your place sounds a bit off or rather unnecessary to me.

Out usually implies an outward movement, whether literally (come out with a remark = suddenly say it, come out on strike = go on strike, come out for a drink = go somewhere, socialise) or figuratively (come out against/for something = reveal one's opposition/support, come out = reveal one's identity).

It's quite obvious that the technician will have to leave their office (=come out) to visit you, and I am not sure it needs to be stressed.

I would keep it simple: come to your place or come over [to your place].

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