Do these sentences mean the same thing?
A. They told their children not to stay out after dark.
B. They told their children not to stay outside after dark.
- yet-knish!Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Not quite. 'Out' in that context means away from home. 'Outside' means outdoors.
- rogerLv 71 month ago
"Not to stay out" means to come home by dark.
"Not to stay outside" means that they could be inside some house other than their own after dark .
- RPLv 71 month ago
Yes. The addition of "side" to "out" in the second does not alter the meaning and some might question whether it is necessary.
- geezerLv 71 month ago
No, they don't mean the same thing.
''Outside'' means ''outside'' .. not inside
''Out'' means ''not at home'' .. so you could be inside, somewhere else.