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    Members receive 15% off

    Members receive 15% off on the training courses.

    Is "off" an countable noun in the above sentence? Is it wrong to use "a" before "15% off"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Members receive 15% off

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Members receive 15% off on the training courses.

    Is "off" an countable noun in the above sentence? Is it wrong to use "a" before "15% off"?

    Thanks.
    It's an adverb.Yes, it would be wrong to put "a" in front.

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    Re: Members receive 15% off

    They could receive a 15% discount, though.

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    Re: Members receive 15% off

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    They could receive a 15% discount, though.
    They could indeed..

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