Hi

Recently, tiny diamonds were found inside meteorites that fell in Mexico in 1969 - the first discovered that had formed off of our planet.

Does it say that it was probably the first meteorite that had created from the materials available on Earth???
Hi,

It's rather unclear and awkward.

Why not say '. . that had not formed on our planet'?

Best wishes, Clive
I see. So it doesn't say that it had been created on our planet, but somewhere around it, and then fell?

I thought that "off"means "of our planet" but it means that it comes from the far away.

In my opinion the sentence says: That people for the first time discovered that this particular meteorite had taken its shape somewhere far far away from the Earth and fell. Am I right?

Or maybe "off" means not so far away?
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Hi,

A meteorite by definition is formed far away from the Earth.

Clive
Thank you very much Clive!
Hi

Don't you think that the sentence I asked about referred to diamonds and not to meteorites.

Once again: Recently, tiny diamonds were found inside meteorites that fell in Mexico in 1969 - the first discovered that had formed off of our planet.

I think the last part of the sentence refers to diamonds not to meteorites. I think these were the diamonds which were discovered to had been formed far away from our planet, not the meteorites. All the time I was thinking about meteorites not the diamonds.
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Hi,

That was the focus of my first answer, because meteorites obviously don't form on our planet, but you went on to focus the discussion on meteorites. Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive
I see. I must have misunderstood you. Only now I noticed that it referred to diamonds not meteorites Emotion: wink
The "of" part in "off of" is unnecessary. The word of is superfluous because it does not add any extra meaning.
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