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Do both sentences have the same meaning? He is everything I have ever wanted in a man. He is everything I want out of a man.
Jan 14, 2016 1:59 AM
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These are basically interchangeable, but I think there is a subtle difference. "Want in a ___" means a person or thing simply has the properties the speaker desires. "Want out of a ___" means that the person or thing can actively can give, provide, or deliver something to the speaker. Ex. 1: The things I want in a car include a manual transmission, heated seats, and a powerful engine. Ex. 2: The things I want out of a car include a feeling of safety, reliability, and power.
January 14, 2016
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