seperate out [help]

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seperate out [help]

Postby ahmed_crow » 2017-06-03, 10:21

Can I say "He separates it out than that part" ?, is it correct ?

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Re: seperate out [help]

Postby linguoboy » 2017-06-03, 17:13

ahmed_crow wrote:Can I say "He separates it out than that part" ?, is it correct ?

No, it's not. You "separate out" something "from" something else. E.g.:

"Here you can see how the vibrating classifier effectively separates out bad beans from good beans[.]"

You don't need a "from" phrase, however. Without it, the assumption is that the named object is being separated out from everything else in the mixture:

"James Cropper has opened a new facility that separates out the plastic incorporated in the cups[.]"

Or all of the individual components are being separated out from each other:

"How do I produce a report that separates out individual vendors...?"
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Re: seperate out [help]

Postby ahmed_crow » 2017-06-04, 16:43

Thanks, it's clear now.


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