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    How is that? Reliable?

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    Default Re: Off vs Out

    It seems okay.
    Some people say "off of" shouldn't be used together. "Get off me" versus "Get off of me" in the first one. However, in the US, you are likely to hear "get off of the bus" which seems to make our UK friends nuts.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 12-Apr-2014 at 18:44.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Off vs Out

    I'm sure you meant "off of" shouldn't be used together.
    It is obvious, but just in case.

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    Default Re: Off vs Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    ...in the US, you are likely to hear "get off of the bus" which seems to make our UK friends nuts.
    Spot on! We consider the 'of' to be redundant, superfluous, unnecessary, and nonessential — not to mention pleonastic.

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    Default Re: Off vs Out

    Pleonastic or neoplastic?

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