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    Off duty.

    Isn't "off" adjective in the following sentence?

    To be off duty on Wednesdays.

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    Re: Off duty.

    It looks like a preposition to me.

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    Re: Off duty.

    Is it not describing/modifying duty?

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    Re: Off duty.

    No, it isn't. We could describe "duty" as "night duty", "guard duty", etcetera, but in "on" or "off" duty "on" and "off" are, as Piscean suggested, prepositions.
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    Re: Off duty.

    And in this case? To be off-duty on Wednesday.

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    Re: Off duty.

    "off-duty" is a compound adjective.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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