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    GUEST2008 is offline Key Member
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    live off (of)

    Hi

    Is it OK to say: You live off of the taxes that people pay for you. (Do I need the "of"?)

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    Re: live off (of)

    NOT A TEACHER.

    No, you don't need it. Leaving it out is preferred in formal English.

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    Re: live off (of)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Leaving it out is preferred in formal English.
    Hi

    But does it also mean that I CAN use it if I want?

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    Re: live off (of)

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post

    (Do I need the "of"?)
    An "on" sounds better to me.

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