1. Rumwriter
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    Offhand or offhanded

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Rumwriter, Jul 18, 2014.

    I noticed when someone made an offhand comment.

    Or

    I noticed when someone made an offhanded comment.
     
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    Offhand is an adverb and offhanded is an adjective according to how I read this Free Dictionary entry.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/offhand
    But in your example, offhand sounds fine as an adjective so I'm probably not reading that entry correctly.
     
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    They can both be used as adjectives and are synonyms, so either one is fine.
     

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