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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  16/JUN/2008 7:25 PM
Assunto:  Re: Significado de Off
 
Mensagem:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/youmeus/learnit/learnitv185.shtml


Q:Tamas from Hungary writes:

I have two sentences:

    * vacationers reported seeing sharks just off the coast



A:
In your first sentence, Tamas, off appears in off the coast to describe something that is situated near or next to land, but which is not exactly on the coast.

[at some distance from...the coast..................now the boldening is mine]

Consider these other similar examples:

    * We live just off The Avenue. Drive along The Avenue almost to the end and then turn off to the right into a little cul-de-sac.
    * The Inner and Outer Hebrides are situated off the Western coast of Scotland.
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 "We live in a house in a small road just off the main road. In other words this means the small road comes away from the main road."

...''If you want to use 'off' in a similar sentence, meaning 'away from' or 'at some distance from', you could say for example:

My house is off the main road. The house is one mile off the beach. His house is just off the seafront. "
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I hope some way this helps.
Off course, further comments are likely to come.
See you around.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Significado de Off  –  Pimenta  16/JUN/2008, 4:14 PM
 Re: Significado de Off  –  PPAULO  16/JUN/2008, 7:25 PM
Re: Significado de Off  –  Márcio Farias  16/JUN/2008, 8:20 PM
Re: Significado de Off  –  PPAULO  16/JUN/2008, 8:46 PM
Re: Significado de Off  –  Dale/CR  17/JUN/2008, 12:28 AM
Tradução  –  Pimenta  17/JUN/2008, 9:21 AM
"Thread pool"  –  Márcio Farias  17/JUN/2008, 11:01 AM
Tradução  –  Dale/CR  17/JUN/2008, 11:05 AM
Tradução  –  Maria Valeska  17/JUN/2008, 11:20 AM
Tradução  –  Breckenfeld  17/JUN/2008, 9:19 PM
Re: Significado de Off  –  Márcio Farias  17/JUN/2008, 11:23 AM
Re: Significado de Off  –  Pimenta  17/JUN/2008, 1:17 PM
Re: Significado de Off  –  Márcio Farias  19/JUN/2008, 1:03 PM
Re: Significado de Off  –  Pimenta  20/JUN/2008, 3:41 PM
more Off  –  Johannes  21/JUN/2008, 8:17 AM

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