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    #1

    Some small of, off and from questions

    Hello,
    Normally I know the grammatical conditions for these 3 words, but sometimes I'm not very sure...
    I would be very thankful if you check these sentences.

    I like the music of Jamiroquai.
    This song is from their new album.
    Jumping off a bridge is not a solution.
    Get your arm off of my husband!
    This movie is from 2002.
    I'm in love with a girl who is from a criminal family.

    I cannot get her off my mind.

    Cheers!

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    #2

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    Normally I know the grammatical conditions for these 3 words, but sometimes I'm not very sure...
    I would be very thankful if you check these sentences.

    I like the music of Jamiroquai.
    This song is from their new album.
    Jumping off a bridge is not a solution.
    Get your arm off of my husband!
    This movie is from 2002.
    I'm in love with a girl who is from a criminal family.

    I cannot get her off my mind.

    Cheers!
    They are all correct.

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    #3

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    Normally I know the grammatical conditions for these 3 words, but sometimes I'm not very sure...
    I would be very thankful if you check these sentences.

    I like the music of Jamiroquai.
    This song is from their new album.
    Jumping off a bridge is not a solution.
    Get your arm off of my husband! "of" serves no purpose and sounds bad. (just as it would in the third and last sentences)
    This movie is from 2002.
    I'm in love with a girl who is from a criminal family.
    I cannot get her off my mind.

    Cheers!
    2006

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    #4

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Thanks you two.

    Hmm that's interesting, because I heard that in a TV serial:
    YouTube - According to Jim - 05x10 - Lean On Me.avi
    (8 seconds video).

    P.S. Okay, it's not "get" but "take".

    Cheers!

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    #5

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks you two. welcome!

    Hmm that's interesting, because I heard that in a TV serial:
    YouTube - According to Jim - 05x10 - Lean On Me.avi
    (8 seconds video).
    You can hear some questionable English many places.


    Cheers!
    2006

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    #6

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Maybe there are plenty of differences between British English and American English.
    This one could be one of them.

    You can hear some questionable English many places.
    I hope by this you mean the world, not this small video
    (Would make me sad if these TV serials are that grammatically wrong, because I listen to them nearly every day for around 2 hours).

    Cheers!

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    #7

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Maybe there are plenty of differences between British English and American English. I don't think this is an American versus British English issue. No matter who says "off of", the presence of "of" makes no sense.



    I hope by this you mean the world, not this small video I mean that even native speakers sometimes use questionable English.
    (Would make me sad if these TV serials are that grammatically wrong, because I listen to them nearly every day for around 2 hours). same comment as as above
    Most of what you hear there will be correct, but remember that it is casual spoken English.

    Cheers!
    2006

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    #8

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Thanks again.
    I'm still thinking about why they add the "of".
    But I mean the take and the off belong together.
    Take off. - 1 verb
    What if she would say:
    Take off your arm of my husband.
    I doubt leaving the of would be okay in this case.
    Don't take it wrong, I fully believe you, but I'm interested in this topic

    Cheers!

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    #9

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks again.
    I'm still thinking about why they add the "of". There is no good reason to add "of".
    But I mean the take and the off belong together.
    Take off. - 1 verb
    What if she would say:
    Take off your arm of my husband. This is not a good sentence.
    I doubt leaving the of would be okay in this case. With or without "of", it's a very bad sentence.


    Cheers!
    2006

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    #10

    Re: Some small of, off and from questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    Normally I know the grammatical conditions for these 3 words, but sometimes I'm not very sure...
    I would be very thankful if you check these sentences.

    I like the music of Jamiroquai.
    This song is from their new album.
    Jumping off a bridge is not a solution.
    Get your arm off of my husband! Off of is incorrect. The of is not needed.
    This movie is from 2002.
    I'm in love with a girl who is from a criminal family.
    I cannot get her off my mind.

    Cheers!
    I am not a teacher.

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