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    In the article I've linked to below, the author writes:

    "Brandon Jennings leads the team in field-goal attempts, and is shooting just 40 percent from the field, but that's actually an improvement off his rookie season."

    Is "off" correct? I would've written "over."

    While defense excels, Bucks' quest for offense continues | NBA.com

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    Re: Off

    Off seems like an odd choice. Over is a much better one.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Off

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    In the article I've linked to below, the author writes:

    "Brandon Jennings leads the team in field-goal attempts, and is shooting just 40 percent from the field, but that's actually an improvement off his rookie season."

    Is "off" correct? I would've written "over."

    While defense excels, Bucks' quest for offense continues | NBA.com

    Thanks!
    It is common to read/hear that use of "off" particularly in tha area of sports or professional sports. You might also see/hear the reference stated as "coming off". It generally means "immediately following" and in this case, immediately following his rookie season.

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