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    #1

    I dropped her

    I dropped her at the airport.

    I dropped her off at the airport.


    Are both sentences correct? Why do we use "off"?

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    Re: I dropped her

    Both are OK.
    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Why do we use "off"?
    The short answe is 'Because we do'. There is little logic in the way we form phrasal verbs.

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    #3

    Re: I dropped her

    If I recall correctly, SoothingDave, an American English speaker, once told me that 'off' should not be omitted, or words to that effect, but I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I dropped her

    It's fine in BrE to use only 'drop'.

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    #5

    Re: I dropped her

    I have no problem with using the phrase without the "off."
    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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    #6

    Re: I dropped her

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Why do we use "off"?
    We have a habit of turning things into phrasal verbs unnecessarily.

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    Re: I dropped her

    Include me in with those who agree.
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