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  1. B45
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    My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my mom

    My mom and grandma live together.

    I say:

    I feel like my grandma rubs off on my mom.

    Is this okay?

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    Yes, if by it you mean that your mother is influenced by your grandmother.

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    Yes, my mom is getting more and more similar to grandma.

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    It works for me.

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    matt, please read this extract from the forum rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    I'd avoid this phrase, batman.

    'Rub off' has another, smutty meaning which prurient minds will find highly amusing.

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    I don't even know what that means, but the phrase is fine in AmE.

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    rub off = masturbate

    Cf 'rub one out', heard more than once in the American sitcom 'Two and a Half Men'.

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    Re: My mom and grandmom live together. I say: I feel like my grandma rubs off on my

    Indeed, "rub one out" is a vulgar phrase for masturbation, but "she's rubbing off on me" means that I am become more like her.

    Grandma is rubbing off on my mom = Mom is getting more like Grandma.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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