Is there any difference between these two? Can I say:

He had a row and stormed off/out?

  • Stormed off out be more of a general term while stormed out is more specifically leaving a room – BladorthinTheGrey Jul 19 '16 at 21:28
  • Both are acceptable, with the 'out' variant being more popular: books.google.com/ngrams/… – user180089 Jul 19 '16 at 21:29
  • This has nothing to do with "stormed", it's about the two prepositions. They mean different things. – Chappo Hasn't Forgotten Monica Jul 19 '16 at 21:32

Both sound correct to me. The only caveat I have is that I think "stormed out" only really applies if there's a room to storm out of. If someone was leaving an open field in a huff, I'd say "stormed off" instead.

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    A room out of which to storm, shurely – BladorthinTheGrey Jul 19 '16 at 21:32
  • surely, surely – Slepz Jul 19 '16 at 21:55

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