Of or off?


This thing tells me to put 'off a cliff up ahead' but I think it's 'of a cliff up ahead'.

Who is correct?

See example:

I can hear the policeman warning me of a cliff up ahead, but I don't care.
asked Mar 30 '14 at 03:44 Damaris New member

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'Off a cliff' would mean actually going off the cliff.  'Of' is the correct word here.  He could be warning you 'of a wreck', 'of a washed out bridge', or 'of a swarm of zombies' ahead.

link comment answered Mar 30 '14 at 11:57 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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