What does fish off mean? They fished off their own coasts. Does this mean They fished not on a boat or something, but from the shores?
- Anonymous8 months agoFavorite Answer
Fish off is not a phrasal verb. They fished on a boat; "off their own coasts" is a prepositional phrase used as an adverb and answering the question "where?" Off the coast means a little way out from the shoreline.
- hillbillyLv 78 months ago
No, this is from boats not more than a few miles off shore. otherwise, it is fishing on the shore (coast).
- 8 months ago
"off" here is a preposition.
It means they fished in the sea, not near the shore.
- Anonymous8 months ago
No, it means from boats.
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- JamesLv 78 months ago
the verb 'to fish' means to catch fish
'off the coast' means the water near the coast
- BrookyLv 78 months ago
It means that they fished (in a boat) in locations close to their own coasts.