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How can I explain to people that the phrase “off of ” is grammatically incorrect? [closed]

How can I explain to people that the phrase off of is grammatically incorrect? I‘ve heard this phrase used a lot, especially by Americans (though they aren't the only ones). In my understanding, ...
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Difference between get “off of” and “off”

What is the difference when you say "get off of something" and "get off something"?
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“Based on” instead of “based off of”

I sometimes see cases where off is followed by of, and it sounds awkward to me. For example, I would prefer This story is based on a true story. to This story is based off of a true story. ...
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What is the meaning of “build off of”?

What is the meaning of "build off of"? I Googled it, but can't find any definition! I encountered it in the sentence in a technical book. The sentence is: For the application we will build, the ...