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    off you back

    Hi guys,

    Please check these sentences.

    1) "Take this bag off your back" or "off of your back".

    2) "Take your leg off the paper" or "off of the paper"

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    Re: off you back

    Hello, tufguy.

    I'm not sure whether "off of" would work in your sentences, but please see here: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...684-Off-vs-Out
    (I know this song. She sings "I can't take my eyes off of you.")
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 21-Apr-2014 at 17:57.

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    #3

    Re: off you back

    I am not a teacher.

    As has already been said in the other thread, "off of" is a no-no to (most) BrE speakers.

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    #4

    Re: off you back

    Ok, so we can't use "off of", we just have to say " Take you bag off your bag" or " Take your leg off the paper".

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    Re: off you back

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Ok, so we can't use "off of". Nobody said that; North Americans say it all the time.
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    #6

    Re: off you back

    "Off of" is non-standard in AusE.

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    Re: off you back

    In your title and in post #4, you said "Take you bag ...". Check your spelling before you post. It's clear that you know it should be "Take your bag ...". I really can't imagine any situation in which I would need to say "Take your leg off the paper" - what scenario were you imagining?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In your title and in post #4, you said "Take you bag ...". Check your spelling before you post. It's clear that you know it should be "Take your bag ...". I really can't imagine any situation in which I would need to say "Take your leg off the paper" - what scenario were you imagining?
    If somebody puts a leg of his on a paper that is needed by some other person for some work(Just a homely situation), then what would he say, I think he would say the same think, "Take your leg off the paper".

    Ok and if somebody is standing on something that we want then what would we say? "Step off this thing"?

    I have one more, if we want some space and somebody is standing very near to us like in the gym or bus, what would we say? "Get aside", is this right?

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    Re: off you back

    Do you mean that they have put their feet up on the table and their foot/leg is lying on a piece of paper that someone else needs? If so, then "Please get your foot off that piece of paper" is what I would say. I'm sure some people would have said "Get your feet off the table" long before that!

    If they were standing on the paper, I'd say "Can you get off that XXX please?"

    Please start a new thread for your unrelated question about asking people to move out of your space.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: off you back

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If somebody puts his foot on a paper that is needed by some other person for some work(Just a homely situation), then what would he say, I think he would say the same thing, "Please take your foot off the paper".

    Ok and if somebody is standing on something that we want then what would we say? "Please move your foot"?

    I have one more, if we want some space and somebody is standing very near to us like in the gym or bus, what would we say? "Please give me some room", is this right?
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