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    Wink "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    so i was watching this american soap opera
    and theres a scene where a woman is explaining this particular place
    she tells people this hotel's location and goes,
    "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."
    and I have no idea what shes meant.

    i think it is type of idiom, but is it?
    i looked for dictionary and there is a meaning for 'off of [from]~',
    and when it is "He took the book off of the table.", i get it.
    But i think i might have a problem understanding the word 'over' in the sentence,
    and maybe that's why i couldn't understand this sentence...
    What does "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."?
    help me plz?

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    No, it's not an idiom.

    I would expect "over" to be used like "It's over by that druggie park."

    And "the druggie park is off of L Street."

    But the way the two ideas were combined is not very good.

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    you mean like "It is over there." like "It is right there."?
    then what is the right way to express what she meat to say?

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    You could simply omit the "over."

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    And you could omit the 'of'.

    'The druggie park is off L Street.'

    Rover

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena22 View Post
    so I was watching this an American soap opera and there's a scene where a woman is explaining describing/talking about this a particular place.
    She tells people this the hotel's location and goes says, "It's by that druggie park over off of L street" and I have no idea what shes she meant.

    I think it is a type of idiom, but is it? I looked for in a dictionary and there is a meaning for 'off of [from]~', and when it is "He took the book off of the table.", I get it.
    But I think I might have a problem understanding the word 'over' in the sentence, and maybe that's why I couldn't understand this sentence.
    What does "It's by that druggie park over off of L street" mean.
    Help me plz please?
    Please look at my amendments in red above. Every time you post in this forum, it's important to remember the following rules of written English:

    - Capitalise the first letter of every sentence.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - End every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise proper nouns (American, English, London, Tom Cruise).
    - Don't use textspeak/chatlish. Use full English words (don't use "plz", use "please").
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    wow, thank u so much
    ! what a terrible grammar i use!

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    thank you! :)

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena22 View Post
    Wow, thank you so much! What a terrible grammar I use!
    Quote Originally Posted by Elena22 View Post
    Thank you! :)
    I can't decide if you were trying to be slightly amusing by failing to use correct capitalisation and by misspelling "you" in the two posts directly after I reminded you of the rules of written English.

    You will note that I started that part of my post with "Every time you post in this forum ..." - please take note of the advice you are given otherwise we are likely to think we are wasting our time. Thank you.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: "It's by that druggie park over off of L street."

    Additionally, Elena, you don't need to send 'Thank you' posts. Just click on the Like button.

    Rover

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