Preposition Off

This word has many meanings including the following:

Off: not on, no longer on

  • Her glasses fell off.
  • He fell off the ladder.

Off: away

  • They ran off when the police arrived.

Off: not working or operating

  • The heating is off.
  • Switch off the lights.

Off: away or down from

  • Keep off the grass!
  • The cat jumped off the table.

Off: near to but not on; leading from

  • A house just off the main road
  • A road off the high street
  • An island off the coast

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