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I recently came across an article which read: A guy I met off LinkedIn who is a lawyer explained to me...

It could also have been "A guy I met on LinkedIn who is a lawyer..."

Can someone explain the difference between these two and when to use them.

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  • The off phrasing is more colloquial. I don't recommend using it if it does not come naturally. – Mike Graham Jan 8 '20 at 7:18
  • Makes sense @MikeGraham – Aakash Thakur Jan 8 '20 at 8:32
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Both are grammatical, but the latter is more common and accepted as the standard phrase. But again, MW defines off of, so it's really a question of using it on audience that you think can assimilate the usage.

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