MICHAEL’S RULES OF GOOD USE
“Of” is a preposition and takes an object to complete it.
“Two of the boys will be chosen today to join the chorus.”
“Off” is a preposition, an adverb and an adjective.
“The boys walked off together.” (ADVERB)
“There was moss on the off side of the barn because of the lack of sun.” (ADJECTIVE)
“I am living off my pension.” (PREPOSITION)
Do not ever use “of” and “off” together.
“He came off of the train.” (INCORRECT)
“He came off the train.” (CORRECT)
WHAT IS INCORRECT HERE?
Identify, explain and correct the errors in the following.
“In which case, Unifor can’t win unless Premier Kathleen Wynne changes the rules. Which isn’t beyond belief.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “Eyes on the Toyota team”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, February18, 2014.
The word for today is “incongruous”.
What part of speech is “incongruous”?
Define “incongruous” and use it in a sentence.