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    to fall off sb.

    Hi Guys,

    is the the expression "As time went by the nervosity fell off me..." correct?

    What im after in particular is the verb "to fall off". I was going to convey that i was relieved as it was over - everything feel off me as i got into situation - it was a weight off my heart.

    Did i get the meaning of the phrasal verb "to fall off sb." right?

    If not, how else would you get the idea across?


    Thank you

    Jirikoo

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    Re: to fall off sb.

    As far as I know, "fall off" means to decline, or decrease the amount of something, and is intransitive.

    The number of pandas in the world is falling off (decreasing) each year.

    The membership fell off (decreased) dramatically when the chairperson resigned.

    I understand what you mean, but, judging by the examples I've seen, I think I would say your sentence like this:

    "As time went by, my nervosity fell off".

    I'm sure some teacher can tell us something more.

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    #3

    Re: to fall off sb.

    Ex: As time went by the nervosity fell off me.

    Ex: As time went by, my nervousness faded.

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    a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders

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