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    Off Of

    Is "off of" = "off"?

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    Re: Off Of

    If someone chooses to use 'off of,' it has the same meaning as 'off.'

    Note that 'off of' is both redundant and ungrammatical.

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    Re: Off Of

    Everlivingpoet. You ask a lot of questions about fairly unlikely utterances, or expressions which some find unacceptable. If someone responds and suggests that an utterance is not acceptable, you not infrequently come up with a link to a site where it appears.

    If you are genuinely interested in such expressions, why don’t you do your research first?

    Then you can begin your thread with:

    Either:

    I read this expression “…..” here: www……xx.com”. I think it is incorrect. What do others think?

    Or:

    I think it is possible to say “…..”, but I have been unable to find any examples in print or on the net. What do others think?


    This will help avoid misunderstandings.

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    Re: Off Of

    Getting conflicting answers on points of grammar/usage from the web (and harassment at work) is what usually causes me to post here.

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    #5

    Re: Off Of

    Another suggestion is that you respond to people considering your question rather than going off on a different tack.

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