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    of or off?

    I got a grief of her because I did not show up
    Or
    I got a load of grief off her because I did not show up?

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    Re: of or off?

    Hey there,

    Only the second sentence is good. The logic is like this:

    I got something off her
    that something is a load of grief

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    #3

    Re: of or off?

    You ought to be aware that neither of these expressions is standard English....

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    Re: of or off?

    [AmE - not a teacher]

    I got a load of grief from her because I did not show up.

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    Re: of or off?

    Do you use She gave me a lot/loads of grief... in AmE?

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    Re: of or off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you use She gave me a lot/loads of grief... in AmE?
    Most definitely, with or without the lots/loads.

    She gave me grief for showing up so late.
    Last edited by BobSmith; 05-Mar-2012 at 13:40. Reason: Added example


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    Re: of or off?

    You can find millions of examples of non-standard English on the internet.

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    Re: of or off?

    Hello 5jj, How about this website -elllo | English Listening Online.
    Does this website use standard English?

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    Re: of or off?

    Quote Originally Posted by sumon. View Post
    Hello 5jj, How about this website -elllo | English Listening Online.
    Does this website use standard English?
    It uses English spoken with different accents from various parts of the world.

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