Is it "time off of work" or "time off work" without 'of'?

Ex: I need to take some time off (of) work next month.

  • off of is not wrong, but colloq.
    – Manish
    Jan 13, 2015 at 20:04

2 Answers 2


I would say that I need to take some time off from work


"Time off" is leisure time


The verb we usually use with it is "Take", making the phrase "take time off". The rest is optional [ of work, from work, etc. ]

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    Welcome to English Language & Usage @kns. Can you substantiate your answer in some way? How would the OP know if your opinion carries weight, if it were opposed to mine?
    – user63230
    Jan 14, 2015 at 0:21

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