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    Hello,

    I am wondering how to use correctly the expression 'better off'?

    I was reading an article and I found the following expression:

    if you need ...., you are better off implementing ....

    I understand the meaning of the sentence though I don't know the grammar rule.
    Do you know how to use this expression correctly? Why the use of 'off'?

    Thanks everybody

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlmax View Post
    Hello,

    I am wondering how to use correctly the expression 'better off'?

    I was reading an article and I found the following expression:

    If you need ...., you are better off implementing (= you are/will be in a better situation when/if you implement... ) ....

    I understand the meaning of the sentence though I don't know the grammar rule.
    Do you know how to use this expression correctly? Why the use of 'off'?

    Thanks everybody

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    Default Re: 'better off' expression

    thanks

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    Default Re: 'better off' expression

    I have another question on the same argument.

    What is the difference between 'you are better off' and 'you'd better'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlmax View Post
    I have another question on the same argument.

    What is the difference between 'you are better off' and 'you'd better'?
    you'd better do something (you had better, in the full version) means you should do something, it is/would be wise to do something, or something would be good to do in a particular situation:
    You'd better hurry up. You may miss your plane for Oslo.

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    Default Re: 'better off' expression

    Thanks again, very clear explanation

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