erase from or erase off

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I am working with a nephew, practicing writing words on a whiteboard (wipe board). Is it correct to say, "Now erase the words off your board"? Thank you ahead of time for your correction and suggestion.
  • dadane

    Senior Member
    "Erase ... off" doesn't really work as a verb phrase. I recommend you use 'from'.

    "Now erase the words on your board" is also possible because it means "Now erase the words that are on your board", but the 'from' option is much clearer.


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Since the words have just been written on the board, there's no need to refer to the board at all. "Now erase the words" does it.
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