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? Commented Sep 22, 2015 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
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 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
    Commented Sep 28, 2015 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. Commented Sep 28, 2015 at 21:49

2 Answers 2


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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