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    fell over

    I fell over on the ground after I get caught against the stone.


    Is this sentence correct?

    Please help me.


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    Re: fell over

    Is that stone still in your way?

    When the stone caught my toe, I fell over.

    I fell over when the stone tripped me up.


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    Re: fell over

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I fell over on the ground after I get caught against the stone.


    Is this sentence correct?

    Please help me.
    It's correct, Gary but it's isn't idiomatic.

    I fell to[over] [on] the ground after I [get caught] tripped [against] on the stone.

    In English, at least in my neck of the woods, 'a stone' isn't considered to be such a large piece of material; 'a rock' or 'a boulder' would be more likely of a size to trip someone up.

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