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Go Out vs. Go In to the Water

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Maira lives in Puerto Rico and speaks English as a second language. When friends visiting from Minnesota join her at the beach and are ready to swim out into the surf, they say I’m ready to go out. When they’re ready to go back onto the shore, they say I’m ready to go in. But Maira says just the opposite: I’m ready to go in when she’s about to go swimming, and I’m ready to go out when she stop swimming. Why the difference? This is part of a complete episode.

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