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Off of.

Do I need to give examples?


"I jumped off of a bridge"

"I scrounged a fag off of a tramp"


Please just go and get the frigging hell out off of here!


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Hey you get off of my cloud.
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I can't think of any case where you couldn't just say 'off' instead of 'off of'. I try and avoid saying off of. Apart from when singing along to the Rolling Stones obviously!
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Correct punctuation and grammar is the difference between
'helping your Uncle, Jack, off a horse' and
'helping your uncle jack off a horse.'
TeeHee.
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Correct punctuation and grammar is the difference between
'helping your Uncle, Jack, off a horse' and
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TeeHee.
That's an excellent example when using "off of" would have avoided confusion and embarrassment
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It's not something I go off of.
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I'm totally in agreement across this subject.
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I will continue to use off of until someone can suggest a better alternative which makes sense.

Anyway I am getting off of this forum and going to bed as I really don't feel very well.
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From has always been quite a useful word straight off the shelf.
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I am going to get from this horse.
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Do I need to give examples?


"I jumped off of a bridge"

"I scrounged a fag off of a tramp"


Please just go and get the frigging hell out off of here!


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Agreed. This evil is seeping into our language:

I'll take a...
Up under...
Have at it...
Go down the shops...

Sorry. I'll get off of this thread now, go down the shops, take a quart of screenwash, get up under the bonnet and have at it!

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I am going to get from this horse.
Considering you just said you're off to bed, that's probably for the best.
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I am going to get from this horse.
You would have to get on of the horse first...
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You would have to get on of the horse first...
Good point!
Made me realise the equivalent would be "on to the horse".
Which in all cases I can think of (get on to the plane/boat etc) can be removed leaving a perfectly good sentence apparently lacking nothing, as is the case with the offending of.

I wonder if Stan is equally offended by the superfluous use of to?


I might be on to something here.
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Chris, maybe the difference between is on and in? For example, I just posted "My mother runs out in to the garden", you have to use to in that instance.

*Disclaimer, I am hungover and it's feasible that I have missed your point....
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Chris, maybe the difference between is on and in? For example, I just posted "My mother runs out in to the garden", you have to use to in that instance.

*Disclaimer, I am hungover and it's feasible that I have missed your point....
Surely your mother runs out into the garden?
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Chris, maybe the difference between is on and in? For example, I just posted "My mother runs out in to the garden", you have to use to in that instance.

*Disclaimer, I am hungover and it's feasible that I have missed your point....
Surely: "My mother gets off of her backside and runs out into the garden."
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"I scrounged a fag off of a tramp"
That should be from any way so it was doubly wrong.
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Surely: "My mother gets off of her backside and runs out into the garden."
I would say that would be correct.

If you said "My mother gets off from her backside and runs out in the garden", It would imply that she has left her backside in the house.
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how about: 'the garden surprised us all by running into mother.'
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