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Off From

Posted by Bookworm on September 23, 2004

In Reply to: Off From posted by English Major on September 23, 2004

: I have been hearing the term "off from" a lot at work recently. I remember it being "off of" instead. Can anyone help me out? Example: I got that information off from the internet.

I also remember it being "off of" and as bad as that sounds, "off from" sounds even worse. I believe that in either case, it should just be "off". I recall there being a grammatical rule against putting two prepositions right next to one another. BTW, a previous discussion of "off of" can be accessed by typing "off of" in the search box above.