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Dear Ted:

Is it "to get a thrill OUT OF (doing) something" or "to get a thrill FROM (doing) something"?

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

If not, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:


Is it "to get a thrill OUT OF (doing) something" or "to get a thrill FROM (doing) something"?

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

*** They mean the same thing.

EXAMPLES:

I get a thrill out of riding roller coasters.

I get a thrill from jumping into the waves of the ocean.

*** There are even instances in which you can use the preposition "about."

I get a thrill about climbing mountains.

Ted  

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