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Which one seems more appropriate if there is no difference? There were no more trams in Denmark after - however my grandmother would tell me to take the tram for another 20 years. They had petroleum lamps in their summer house, and when you wanted to turn off the light, you turned a Lights Out - The Alloy Six - Turn Out The Lights knob until the wick was low and blew out the flame or turned it further down so the flame went out.
Similar with gas lights. That is Le Grand Repos - André Gagnon - Saga the lights out. Google ngram. The meaning of both is equally the same and there isn't any difference at all, but non-native speakers may not be aware of the idiomatic one and therefore may find it unusual.
The less capable ones may not understand the idiom at all. So when not sure how capable your listener is, use turn off. I think the reason is simply a matter of increasing domestic electrification through the first half of the last century. Before we had switcheswe were much more likely to put the light out. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked 7 years, 11 months ago. Active 1 year, 11 months ago. Viewed 62k times. I will hazard a guess: There were no more trams in Denmark after .Resist The Urge.
- Iambia - Provocateur however my grandmother would tell me to take the tram for another 20 years. Since then, we flick a switch on and off. Turning the lights off is then taking over. Does not seem to vane much in popularity though: Google ngram. Turn out in turn out the lights is idiomatic. Turn off is a general verb for turning off almost any device.
As mplungjan's chart clearly shows, turn the light out is the older form. FumbleFingers FumbleFingers k 37 37 gold badges silver badges bronze badges. Barrie England: Absolutely. A holiday carol for coders. Featured on Lights Out - The Alloy Six - Turn Out The Lights. Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio. Linked 1. Related Hot Network Questions.
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