1. Thrive on/off.
    What's the difference between these two? Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  2. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    I think they're the same. I have a preference for 'thrive on'.
    Do you have a sentence?
    Thank you.
     
  3. sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    I too prefer "thrive on".
     
  4. Yes, I always use "thrive on" too but the other day I came acroos this sentence:

    "The fact that a city like Sydney, that thrives off celebrity and has its own fair share of celebrities,..."

    What do you reckon is the meaning of "thrive off" in this example, is it possible to use "thrive on" without altering the meaning?

    I also googled it an saw some examples of people saying:

    "I thrive on challenges".
    "I thrive off challenges".
    "I thrive off of challenges".

    Confusing, isn't it? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014

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