LS Refresher 66: Get off vs. Drop off

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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.

Example: On the other side was a 50-yard drop-off.

  • A very large decrease in level or amount

Example. 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

Example: Could you drop me off at the station?

Source – Merriam Webster

(b) Get off (sth)

  • To leave a train, bus, or aircraft

Example: Give me a call when you get off the bus. 

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

Example: At eight I said, ‘I’m getting off now‘.

Sources- Collins Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary 

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