Do you know how to use the phrasal verb "hang out?"
"Hang out" has two meanings. The first meaning is to spend free time with people you know, relaxing and having a good time.
Here is a sample sentence:
Joe and Sarah are hanging out before class.
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Hang Out- Meaning #1
Meaning: When we "hang out" we spend time with people. We might "hang out" at the mall, at home, in a coffee shop, or between classes at school
Grammar Tip: This is an inseparable phrasal verb. If you do separate it, the meaning changes (see below)
Examples: "I don't feel like going out tonight. Let's hang out at home." or "Where do all of the kids hang out on the weekend?"
Hang Out- Meaning #2
Meaning: When we "hang something out" we leave something outside to give it air or to let it dry, such as clean laundry
Grammar Tip: This phrasal verb can be separated- we can say "hang the laundry out" or "hang out the laundry"
Examples: "Hang your socks out on the line so that they can dry"