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    using the word off in place of from

    I often use the word off in place of from e.g. I stole the money off Jane. Is is simply that from is preferred, or is it absolutely wrong to use off in this context?

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    Re: using the word off in place of from

    "ripped off" is a slang term to describe stealing or a bad deal.

    Paul ripped off his employer"

    "That concert was a rip-off."

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