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    Good morning to everybody!
    I have got a question to you about phrasal verbs. I'd like to know the difference among these three ones:
    - To fall out
    - To fall down
    - To fall off

    I think they are synonymous but I want to be able to difference them. Anyway, I suppose their meanings depend on the context. Thanks in advance for your help! Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eire_7 View Post
    Good morning to everybody!
    I have got a question to you about phrasal verbs. I'd like to know the difference among these three ones:
    - To fall out
    - To fall down
    - To fall off

    I think they are synonymous but I want to be able to difference them. Anyway, I suppose their meanings depend on the context. Thanks in advance for your help! Cheers
    Hello and welcome. Phrasal verbs can have different meanigs in different contexts.
    'To fall out with someone' = To no longer be friends with/to argue with someone. 'John used to be my best friend but we fell out.'
    'To fall out of something', 'My wallet fell out of my pocket'.
    'To fall down', 'I tripped over a loose paving stone and fell down.'
    'To fall off' To reduce, 'Sales fell off last month.'
    'To fall off', I was so drunk I fell off of my chair.' 'The cup fell off the table and broke on the floor.'

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    Hello bhaisahab,
    Thanks a lot for your quick reply. Now I understand it better, the examples you gave me are really useful. Bye-Bye for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hello and welcome. Phrasal verbs can have different meanigs in different contexts.
    'To fall out with someone' = To no longer be friends with/to argue with someone. 'John used to be my best friend but we fell out.'
    'To fall out of something', 'My wallet fell out of my pocket'.
    'To fall down', 'I tripped over a loose paving stone and fell down.'
    'To fall off' To reduce, 'Sales fell off last month.'
    'To fall off', I was so drunk I fell off of my chair.' 'The cup fell off the table and broke on the floor.'
    Thanks for your question, mate!

    Teacher bhaisahab,
    May I ask whether they are all correct or not?
    1) I was so drunk I fell off the chair.
    2) I was so drunk I fell off of my chair.
    3) I was so drunk I fell off from my chair.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth_Wai View Post
    Thanks for your question, mate!

    Teacher bhaisahab,
    May I ask whether they are all correct or not?
    1) I was so drunk I fell off the chair.
    2) I was so drunk I fell off of my chair.
    3) I was so drunk I fell off from my chair.

    Thanks a lot!
    I) and 2) are both ok. 3) would be ok as; I was so drunk I fell off my chair.

    or; I was so drunk I fell from my chair. But with this second example you are no longer using the verb 'to fall off'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I) and 2) are both ok. 3) would be ok as; I was so drunk I fell off my chair.

    or; I was so drunk I fell from my chair. But with this second example you are no longer using the verb 'to fall off'.

    Thanks a lot!!!^^
    It's great to have a chance to be taught by so many nice native teachers!

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