I had been off to work for some time on my friend's house to attend party.

I have plucked the apple off the tree.

I got the pen off him before he ran away.

I don't like taking knowledge off you.

I am still a long way off proficient English.

Please correct my sentences.
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User_garyI had been off to work for some time on [at] my friend's house to attend [a] party.

I have plucked the apple off the tree. "from" could replace "off"

I got the pen off him before he ran away.

I don't like taking knowledge off you. This sentence sounds very strange to me. "to" instead of "off" would make more sense.

I am still a long way off [from] proficient English.

Please correct my sentences.
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Thank you Philip. Yes ! indeed it is very helpful.

I don't like taking knowledge from/off you.

I could understand this sentence as, "I don't like receiving knowledge from you".

I don't like taking knowledge to you.


But I wonder, what does this sentence mean?
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