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Hi friends! Can someone give me some examples? get off with - get away with Can someone explain me the difference between get off with sth and get away with sth ?
Jul 22, 2016 10:26 AM
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Hello! According to the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 'get off with' means 'to receive no punishment', and 'get away with'  has a close meaning. For example, ''You won't get away with it next time!'' (Next time you won't manage to avoid the punishment), or  '' She got off with a small fine' (She avoided receiving the highest punishment.) I think it is clear to you. If you have any questions, you can consult  an online dictionary.
July 22, 2016

get off with sth: means to receive a light punishment for something;

    exp: He got off with a few years in prison for stealing a purse.

get away with sth: means to escape with something or to avoid punishments or blames

   exp: the robber got away with a lot of money and some diamonds ;

           You cannot get away with cooking (you have to cook finally)


Hope , that helps you!


July 22, 2016
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