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    Question "live on government aid" or "live off government aid"?

    "She's been living on government aid" or "She's been living off government aid"? Are both correct? If so, is there a difference in meaning? Which would be preferable on a written formal text?

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    Re: "live on government aid" or "live off government aid"?

    NOT A TEACHER
    live off (or on): depend on as a source of income or support. have (an amount of money) with which to buy food and other necessities.
    Source: Concise Oxford English Dictionary
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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