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Hi, I need help...

1) An entity plans to dispose of a group of asset.
2) An entity plans to dispose off a group of asset.

Which sentence is correct? If both are correct, can I know if there are any differences in usage? Thanks in advance..
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Only the first version is correct. - A.
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Hmm, but how if i put it this way.. "I want to dispose this off" ? Is it correct?
Anonymous:
No.
Ahaa! I see what you're talking about.

We use the idiom "sell off my assets" but I've never heard "dispose off my assets." I think perhaps because you may sell a few at a time, but to dispose of, or to liquidate assets refers to the whole package.

Well, that's not true either. I guess I really don't know why we don't say it. We don't say "liquidate off my assets either." (I don't think)
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Please make sure that you make "assets" in the plural.
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Anonymous:
i had noticed the oxford dictionary once and there was the phrase 'dispose of'. But most of the people who don't care about grammar use 'off' instead of 'of'.
Anonymous:
How about this:

Some people irresponsibly disposed off their garbage.

is this correct?
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