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    #1

    stop off/ by/ in

    Hi!
    We are running out of petrol so we'll have to stop______at the next filling station.
    A. over
    B. off
    C. by
    D. in

    stop
    v.intr.

    3. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off: stop by at a friend's house; stop in at the office; stop off at the gas station.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/stop


    My choice is B. However, I think C&D are also appropriate. Could you please help me?

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    #2

    Re: stop off/ by/ in

    I would only use 'off'.

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    #3

    Re: stop off/ by/ in

    My choice would be "none of the above" it were allowed.

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