Is "off of" incorrect?

(8 Posts)
Gimmesomemore Fri 14-Mar-14 07:25:45

Or should it just be "off" without the "of"?

For example:

Take that off it.

Or

Take that off of it.

AtSea1979 Fri 14-Mar-14 07:27:38

Both sound wrong to me, though I'd use the second one, but I am terrible for saying the wrong thing.

Newsofaarrived Fri 14-Mar-14 07:30:30

Off of is incorrect.

You should say "Take the jacket off the chair".

Hope that helps x

BakeOff Fri 14-Mar-14 07:36:00

"Off of" is incorrect, although I'm not sure I understand the context of your examples. I would say, for example, "take that off the table" or "pick that up off the floor".

I particularly hate "off of" when used in the context of explaining a celebrity e.g. "Joey off of TOWIE" as it should be "Joey from TOWIE".

Gimmesomemore Fri 14-Mar-14 09:49:18

I've heard many times "off of" used for example removing something from somebody or something. For example "I've taken £20 off of the price for you". Which my old boss would say.

Where my mum has always hated this and would say the use of "of" after off was unnecessary.

Does this make sense?

CocktailQueen Fri 14-Mar-14 09:53:05

Yes - 'off of' is always wrong!

I've taken £20 off the price for you.

Take that off the floor.

I've removed the mark from (not off of) the jacket.

hth?

chateauferret Mon 17-Mar-14 22:25:50

Yes, and it's funny how many people think 'of' is a conjugation of 'have'. "Should of" drives me round the twist.

JeanSeberg Thu 20-Mar-14 22:01:10

Eg Benedict Cumberbatch off of acting. 100% accurate as all Scott Mills' fans will know. grin

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