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    Default Something that has recently been bugging me a lot.

    So this is a thread I made to discuss the usage of 'off'.

    Here are a few examples:
    'Get off the bed.'
    'I got it off the internet.'

    Is it just me or does someone else think that the usage in those particular sentences is incorrect?

    Shouldn't it be this(?):
    'Get off of the bed.'
    'I got it off of the internet.'

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    For non-english speakers, "off of" sounds incorrect, but that's the correct way of saying.
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    Can't you just replace the 'of' with 'from'. It sounds better (and less repetitive, even tough 'of' sounds like 'ov')
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    Quote Originally Posted by _CM View Post
    Can't you just replace the 'of' with 'from'. It sounds better (and less repetitive, even tough 'of' sounds like 'ov')
    It's not what sounds better, but what is more grammatically correct.

    I'm pretty sure that it doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancanban View Post
    So this is a thread I made to discuss the usage of 'off'.

    Here are a few examples:
    'Get off the bed.'
    'I got it off the internet.'

    Is it just me or does someone else think that the usage in those particular sentences is incorrect?

    Shouldn't it be this(?):
    'Get off of the bed.'
    'I got it off of the internet.'

    I need some opinions...
    Nah. Is this a joke or something?
    Off = not on

    1. So when you say "Get off of the bed", you are saying that 'Get off' belongs to the bed.

    Correct
    • Get off the bed - 'get off' is the instruction, 'the bed' is what you're napping on right now.
    • The wood of the bed has begun to rot - 'The wood' is something that makes up the bed, 'of the bed' is saying that the wood belongs to the bed.

    2. 'I got it off' somehow belongs to the Internet.

    Correct
    • I got it off the internet - 'got it off' is the action here.

    Notice how 'off' is part of the action or instruction. You're confused between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancanban View Post
    It's not what sounds better, but what is more grammatically correct.

    I'm pretty sure that it doesn't work.

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    Really mature, to rate this thread with one star. Really mature.
    HAHAHAHAHAHA.
    I was the one who rated it. Guess that habit just comes from Reddit, where you downvote stuff you disagree with or think is just plain incorrect.
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    IMO, I think both ways are fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singapore View Post
    Nah. Is this a joke or something?
    Off = not on

    1. So when you say "Get off of the bed", you are saying that 'Get off' belongs to the bed.

    Correct
    • Get off the bed - 'get off' is the instruction, 'the bed' is what you're napping on right now.
    • The wood of the bed has begun to disintegrate - 'The wood' is something that makes up the bed, 'of the bed' is saying that the wood belongs to the bed.

    2. 'I got it off' somehow belongs to the Internet.

    Correct
    • I got it off the internet - 'got it off' is the action here.

    Notice how 'off' is part of the action or instruction. You're confused between the two.

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    I was the one who rated it. Guess that habit just comes from Reddit, where you downvote stuff you disagree with or think is just plain incorrect.
    This is in no way a joke.

    You make a good point, but it still bugs me for some reason...

    Also, the original post was a question, not a lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancanban View Post
    This is in no way a joke.

    You make a good point, but it still bugs me for some reason...

    Also, the original post was a question, not a lesson.
    It's quite a silly question imo. Use your brains a little and you would have come to the same conclusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singapore View Post
    It's quite a silly question imo. Use your brains a little and you would have come to the same conclusion.
    I'm not the independent type...

    PS: I found that last sentence quite offensive.
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