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Dear Ted:

Should I use "fall OFF," "fall DOWN," "fall DOWN FROM" or "fall OUT OF" with the nouns below?

>ladder

>stairs

>roof

>chair

>bridge

>window

>cliff

>balcony

>wagon

>horse

>tree

>hill

>mountain

>building

>table

>bike

As always, mnay, many thanks for your valuable help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Should I use "fall OFF," "fall DOWN," "fall DOWN FROM" or "fall OUT OF" with the

FALL OFF = A
FALL DOWN = B
FALL DOWN FROM = C
FALL OUT OF = D

nouns below?

>ladder -- A,C

>stairs --B

>roof -- A, B, C

>chair -- A, C, D

>bridge -- A, C

>window -- C, D

>cliff --A, B, C

>balcony -- A, C

>wagon -- A, C, D

>horse -- A, C

>tree -- A, C, D

>hill -- B

>mountain -- A, B, C

>building -- A, C, D

>table -- A, C

>bike -- A, C

Ted

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