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

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

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  • off of is not wrong, but colloq. – Manish Jan 13 '15 at 20:04

"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? – andy256 Jan 14 '15 at 0:21

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

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