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off of?

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ditzychick34 Fri 25-Nov-16 21:48:00

Is there every a correct time to say off of? I can't think of any but it seriously irritates me when people use it for everything

ShowOfHands Fri 25-Nov-16 21:55:08

Iirc, when using certain quotes from Shakespeare or classical poetry, you'd be correct to use off of but usually, it's incorrect.

MrsWembley Fri 25-Nov-16 23:49:03

'Ger'off of me!'



VintagePerfumista Mon 28-Nov-16 06:47:35

Generally it's not correct, no. Simply because the "of" is redundant in the type of sentence where you often find people use both. Redundant because "off" (in those sentences) is already a preposition of movement, and therefore there's no need to add any further "meaning".

You rarely find 2 prepositions together unless they form multi-word verbs. (get on with, look up to etc)

brightestblue Mon 28-Nov-16 07:08:10


"Get off me!" would suffice!

MrsWembley Tue 29-Nov-16 22:25:07

Not where I'm from!grin

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