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    off

    A:Where's your house?
    B: It's on Bridge Street. It's a quiet steet off Fifth Avenue.

    What does "off" here mean?

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    Re: off

    Quote Originally Posted by naroad View Post
    A:Where's your house?
    B: It's on Bridge Street. It's a quiet steet off Fifth Avenue.

    What does "off" here mean?
    It means that Bridge Street is a street which adjoins Fifth Avenue, it is a turning off of Fifth Avenue.

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