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    Post from classic book

    "He knows her off and on for a good many years".
    what does it mean: "off and on" ?

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    Re: from classic book

    Quote Originally Posted by sevar View Post
    "He knows her off and on for a good many years".
    what does it mean: "off and on" ?
    If it was grammatical, it probably said something like:

    "He's known her off and on for a good many years."
    "He'd known her off and on for a good many years."
    "He knew her off and on for a good many years."

    off and on = occasionally, irregularly, intermittently, sporadically, now and then, once in a while


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    Re: from classic book

    Quote Originally Posted by sevar View Post
    "He knows her off and on for a good many years".
    what does it mean: "off and on" ?
    Maybe they only meet once a month - so it is an intermittent acquaintanceship.

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