Idioms & Phrases - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 20792

Q.  In the sentence given below, replace the phrase underlined to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) i.e. “No error” as the answer.

1. She has been working off and on for several months to complete the project.

- Published on 07 Apr 16

a. regularly
b. on and off
c. on or off
d. on and of
e. No error

ANSWER: No error
'Off and on' and option (3) 'on and off' both mean 'occasionally and not continuously'. Hence, the given sentence is correct.
Of and off have different meanings and are to be used appropriately according to the situation. Of is usually used to show belongingness.
1) John ran off quickly to catch the bus.
2) A story of cats.

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