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Hi

Is it OK to say: You can't live off of a benefit in this country because it's too low.
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Hi,

Is it OK to say: You can't live off of a benefit in this country because it's too low.

No. Say You can't live off a benefit in this country because it's too low.

But really, you need a context in which the listener knows what kind of benefit you are talkng about.

Clive
I would say live on a pension, but off one's parents.
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Hi

As for the benefit I was thinking about money that the goverment gives for the unemployed.

I'm sure I saw somewhere "live off of". If in this instance I cannot use the second "of" when can I use it then?
Hi,

The use of 'off of' is substandard.

eg The pen fell off the desk OK

eg The pen fell off of the desk. Not OK

Clive
I've recollected where I saw it.

It's Something in the Way by Nirvana.

The first stanza says:

Underneath the bridge
My tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from my ceiling
It's okay to eat fish
'Cause they don't have any feelings
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I loathe "off of" in any context. There is never any need for it, and I recommend that you avoid it.
Mr WordyI loathe "off of" in any context. There is never any need for it, and I recommend that you avoid it.

all right Emotion: smile
Hi,
I was searching the internet for live on live off. I was wondering if you could tell me how this should be written.

I make enough money as a photographer to live. I'm lucky enough to be able to live off my passion.

I make enough money as a photographer to live off. I'm lucky enough to be able to live on my passion.

THANKS
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