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    live on/off something

    His son lives on/off his salary.
    His son seems to live on/off junk food.

    It seems that on and off mean the same thing in these sentences, don't they?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: live on/off something

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    His son lives on/off his salary.
    His son seems to live on/off junk food.

    It seems that on and off mean the same thing in these sentences, don't they?

    Thank you in advance.
    I would use "on", but "off" is used by many people.

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    Re: live on/off something

    Thanks a lot for your great help, bhai. Could I ask another related question:
    He lives on/lives off/feeds on/feeds off this hope. Can we use all four phrases?


    Thank you again.

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