“Did you print out a copy of the itinerary?”

English Lesson: Did you print out a copy of the itinerary?

You're going to to Europe with your best friend. You're waiting for your first flight at the airport, and thinking about your plans. You ask her if she printed out your travel plans.

Did you print out a copy of the itinerary?

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print out (something)

Use the phrasal verb "print out ___" to talk about printing documents, photos, or other things from your computer to a small printer at home or in your office:

Did you print out a copy of our itinerary?

You would not use "print out" to discuss printing something like a book or a magazine. For those, you would just use the word "print".

an itinerary

An "itinerary" is a document which shows details about someone's travel.

One kind of itinerary is the document that you receive when you book a trip on an airline. The itinerary tells you when each flight will depart and arrive.

Another kind of itinerary is a detailed plan that some people create for themselves when they visit a new city. They decide in advance what they're going to do each day. For example, if you travel to New York City you might create an itinerary like this:

  • Saturday, 9 a.m: Breakfast
  • Saturday, 10 a.m: Visit the Statue of Liberty
  • Saturday, 12 p.m: Pizza at Grimaldi's in Brooklyn
  • Saturday, 2pm: Museum of Modern Art

a copy of (something)

You can count things that are printed or copied with the phrase "copy of ___". Here are some examples of how to use this phrase:

Can you print ten copies of the employee handbook for me?

A: Do you need the instructions?

B: No, I already have a copy.