Can you check out / check my grammar?


Can you check out my grammar? VS. Can you check my grammar?


I feel like there is some nuance between 'check out' and 'check' but sometimes I do not. So I would like to ask whether there is a nuance and a different usage between them? Thank you so much as always and I do not know how to thank you enough.

asked Nov 15 '12 at 12:04 Hans Contributor

There's not much difference those two.

Lewis NeidhardtNov 15 '12 at 14:51

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'Check out' is a phrasal verb. It's commonly used in conversation.

You could write, 'Check out that nice car.', which means 'look at that car'. If you wrote 'Check that car', that carries the connotation of 'making sure there is nothing wrong with that car. The same could be applied to your question. 'Check' means to look at and, possibly, do something. 'Check out' implies just looking at.

You can also check out a book from the libraray, but this is a different meaning.

link answered Nov 15 '12 at 12:32 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Thank you and I totally with you, but in 'The police are checking (out) his alibi", whether there is "out" or not, I think there is not much difference between them. What do you think?

HansNov 15 '12 at 14:15

I would say there isn't much difference in these two.

Lewis NeidhardtNov 18 '12 at 12:52

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