Please see which of the following two clauses is correct/better?

1) The cow came out of the truck.
2) The cow came out from the truck.

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    Could someone transfer this to ELL, which would probably be closed for being a duplicate? – Blessed Geek Sep 22 '15 at 10:11
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    @BlessedGeek: since ELL site graduation, you can vote to close with "belongs on ELL" as a predefined reason :) – oerkelens Sep 22 '15 at 10:21
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    Both are correct, but "out of the truck" is easier to say and therefore more likely to be used. – kelario Sep 28 '15 at 0:38
  • Both convey the same meaning, but "out of" is normally used in America. "out from" is the preposition form that my native-German-speaking relatives usually use. – PaulProgrammer Sep 28 '15 at 21:49

Both are grammatically correct as well as understandable. As an American I feel that out of <location> feels more natural.

However, you can use out from <preposition> <location>. For example:

Come out from under that rock!

The suspect came out from behind the tree with his hands held up.


I'd go with number 1.

"From" is generally used with places larger than trucks. :-)

E.G. He came from Chicago.

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