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    drive away, drive off

    Is there any difference between 'drive away' and 'drive off'? Does 'drive off' suggest 'drive away in a hurry'? Thanks.


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    Re: drive away, drive off

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Is there any difference between 'drive away' and 'drive off'? Does 'drive off' suggest 'drive away in a hurry'? Thanks.
    The only difference I see is that "drive away" is more formal.
    "Off" is very common usage, referring to someone leaving.

    "We're off!" We leaving now.
    "He's off at last." He's gone, finally.
    He drove off without paying the parking lot attendant.
    After the policeman gave him a ticket, he drove off in a rage.

    success to you
    edward

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