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    He flipped the top off the bottle

    Please explain to me why "off" rather than "of" is used in "He flipped the top off the bottle and poured himself a drink." - Thank you.

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    Re: He flipped the top off the bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please explain to me why "off" rather than "of" is used in "He flipped the top off the bottle and poured himself a drink." - Thank you.
    You need the top to be off the bottle in order to pour the contents.

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