Using the word 'off' to express quantities...



I wondered whether you could help me.
I work in the engineering field and I have noticed that when referring to quantities our company say 'off' instead of 'of' or 'x'.

Dear Customer. Please receive the following item to replace goods omitted from your order.
1 Off PR27030

What is the correct way of referring to quantities in this instance?

I hope you can help.

Best Regards, Sarah  

quantities asked Jan 30 '14 at 09:10 Sarah New member

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I can only guess why they might be using "off" in this context.  Based on the sentence before that line, it is evident that the writer's native language is not English. 


There are many ways your company could indicate quantity and item number.  I agree that "of" or "x" makes more sense.  Here is another way.


Quantity: 1

Item #: PR27030

link comment answered Jan 30 '14 at 13:18 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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