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  1. topman85's Avatar
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    #1

    better off ignoring

    Since a building’s practical functions may change with time, we are better off ignoring them.

    Does "off" in this sentence mean "not"? Does it mean "It's better to ignore them" or "It's not good to ignore them"?

    I have the whole article but I think it doesn't matter what the article is. I guess it's an expression. Am I right?
    Last edited by teechar; 14-Jan-2017 at 16:52.

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    Re: better off ignoring

    No, that's not what it means.

    Look at the second explanation in the link below.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ish/better-off


    Note that I have corrected the title of your thread.




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