Writing for Business

Mar 3 2009   7:32PM GMT

Prepositions — off or off of?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
It can take as long as a year before a product moves ______ the factory floor.
a. off of
b. off

Answer: b
Don’t use double prepositions (off, of) when one will do.

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