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    #1

    Off Id go to work each day

    What does this "off" mean?

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    ex)I carried over the love of reading to my workplace as well. Off Id go to work each day, passing on the gift of
    reading to my students. Id watch as they discovered they could read and make sense of the letters and the words on
    a page. All over the world there was agreement that this was important, as important as eating or thinking or working.
    And then one day, I finally understood what (b) she had tried to show us, that reading was housework of the very
    best kind.

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    Re: Off Id go to work each day

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What does this "off" mean?.
    The first definition here seems to fit.

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    #3

    Re: Off Id go to work each day

    (not a teacher)

    "Off" is a bit superfluous in this sentence and it could be eliminated without
    detracting from the meaning. I guess you could say it's there for emphasis.

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    #4

    Re: Off Id go to work each day

    Or narrative oomph.

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    Re: Off Id go to work each day

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    (not a teacher)

    "Off" is a bit superfluous in this sentence and it could be eliminated without
    detracting from the meaning. I guess you could say it's there for emphasis.
    That rather depends on what you mean by 'meaning'.

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    #6

    Re: Off Id go to work each day

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The first definition here seems to fit.


    And on that page, there's also this link: go off - definition. American English definition of go off by Macmillan Dictionary
    (I've no idea why the URL should suggest it's an American usage.)

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