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    take my eye off

    There's lots of beautiful women in this bar, but I can't take my eyes off you.
    There's lots of beautiful women in this bar, but I can't take my eyes off from you.
    There's lots of beautiful women in this bar, but I can't take my eyes off of you.

    Which sentence is correct?

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    #2

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    In BrE the first one would be correct in writing, if you changed "there's" to "there are". In speech, the first one would sound OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In BrE the first one would be correct in writing, if you changed "there's" to "there are". In speech, the first one would sound OK.
    In the conversation I have listened third one. Is it correct?
    There are lots of beautiful women in this bar, but I can't take my eyes off of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    There are lots of beautiful women in this bar, but I can't take my eyes off of you.
    That's the American version - at least some Americans use "off of".

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    #5

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    None are correct, British or American. Grammar is grammar on both sides of the pond. There is a lot of beautiful women here, but I can't keep my eyes off of you or there are lots of beautiful women here, but I can't keep my eyes off of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That's the American version - at least some Americans use "off of".
    It is correct both sides of the pond. There isn't a major difference difference in grammar between American and British.

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    #7

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    In my experience, most native BE speakers consider that the 'of' in 'off of' is redundant.

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    @ jwstesol: From what I have learned just on this forum, I could write a book on the differences. In most cases, the differences are minor, but there are many.

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    #9

    Re: take my eye off

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    If you really weren't able to take off your eyes of her you wouldn't notice the lots of beautiful women around. ;)


    Cheers.

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    Re: take my eye off

    Guys in bars have a third eye for surveillance.

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