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Language Refresher 66: Get off vs Drop off

Here are the rules that will help us learn how to use ‘get off’ vs ‘drop off’

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(a) Drop-off

  • a very steep downward slope

 

          Ex. On the other side was a 50yd drop-off.

 

  • a very large decrease in level or amount

    Ex. Sales dropped off at the end of the month

 

  • the act of taking someone or something to a place and then leaving : the act of dropping someone or something off

    ex. Could you drop me off at the station?

 

Source – Merriam Webster

 


 

(b) Get off (sth)

  • to leave a train, bus, or aircraft

         Ex. Give me a call when you get off the bus. 

 

  • If you get off, you leave a place because it is time to leave.

Ex. At eight I said ‘I’m getting off now.’

 

Sources- Collins Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary 

 


 

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