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Can you check if the sentence below is correct or not?
Ex) The apple rolled down the hill and fell down the cliff.
I know it would be better to put 'off' instead of 'down' in 'fell down the cliff'. I made the sentence in order to explain two concepts of the preposition 'down': the first one is based on non-vertical axis, while the second one is close to vertical axis.
To native speakers, does the sentence sound awkward? or Is it gramatically correct even though it isn't commonly used?
Thank you very much in advance
Thank you for your reply.
Do you think the sentence I wrote can be acceptable in describing such a situation?
I'd say 'fell over/off a cliff"
What has sparked this renewed interest? It's some five months since we last had a look at the vertical axis in: Can you make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical axis
In my opinion, "fall down the cliff" is a correct English phrase. As others have said in both threads, "down" is not what you'd expect to hear, but I don't think there's a reason to say it's wrong.
I agree, although I believe it could also be used, regardless of speed and number of points of contact, for a continuous event.
While falling down the cliff, I was thinking how great Calais had been for me.