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    continue off

    Hi, please help me

    'Ellen White began work on Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, work that would continue off and on for the next four years.'

    I cannot understand the bold letters.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: continue off

    Quote Originally Posted by Kipihn Yi View Post
    Hi, please help me

    'Ellen White began work on Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, work that would continue off and on for the next four years.'

    I cannot understand the bold letters.
    Thanks in advance.
    It's not 'continue off', it's 'continuue off and on'.

    Off and on (also: on and off) means 'from time to time, now and again'.

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