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    #1

    You'll have to get off at the front door.

    I put you down at the front door.
    You'll have to get off at the front door.

    Send friend to company by car and want to put him down at the front door.
    How to say it?

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    #2

    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    "Drop him at the front door."

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    #3

    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    You "drop someone off" at the front door.

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    #4

    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    Is "off" optional?

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    #5

    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    To put someone down is to insult him.

    To put an animal down is to euthanize it.

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    #6

    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is "off" optional?
    In my dialect, it's wrong. If it's a parcel, you can drop it at the front door.
    For people, especially in polite language, "drop off" is much preferable. Casually, "I'll drop you at the front door" is OK, but I'd use "drop off" by default.

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    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/drop_1 Definition#9
    Both examples have no "off", that may be not impolite outside Australia.

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    #8

    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/drop_1 Definition#9
    Both examples have no "off", that may be not impolite outside Australia.

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    Hello Matthew

    Please see "drop off" def. 2

    2 drop somebody/something ↔ off to take someone or something to a place by car and leave them there on your way to another place:

    I'll drop you off on my way home.

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    #9

    Re: You'll have to get off at the front door.

    Hello Winwin

    "She dropped Johnny at the school gates at about 8:30."── quoted from Definition#9
    That's why I guess "off" is optional.

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