I have some questions on some adverbs in bold below:
The government sent troops to break off the strike. (to stop the strike)
Did he catch up on some sleep on the plane? (to get some sleep)
I should cut down my living expenses. (to reduce my living expenses)
I think the three bold expressions like off, up on, and down can be omitted and the sentences do make sense. The actual meanings I want to express are in the parentheses. Anyway, the bold expressions seems to make the meanings more clear.
What do you think? Do you think they make sense without the expressions in bold? I wonder what you think on them.
Thank you in advance,