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.

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Not quite. 'Out' in that context means away from home. 'Outside' means outdoors.

    • San4 weeks agoReport

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  • roger
    Lv 7
    4 weeks 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 .

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yes. The addition of "side" to "out" in the second does not alter the meaning and some might question whether it is necessary.

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, they don't mean the same thing.

    ''Outside'' means ''outside'' .. not inside

    but

    ''Out'' means ''not at home'' .. so you could be inside, somewhere else.

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