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    Smile John tumbled off a bicycle.

    John tumbled off a bicycle.
    John tumbled down a bicycle.
    John tumbled down from a bicycle.
    John tumbled out of a bicycle.
    John tumbled over a bicycle.



    Do all of the above sound right and mean about the same? If not, why not? Thanks.

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    Default Re: John tumbled off a bicycle.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    John tumbled off a bicycle. OK
    John tumbled down a bicycle. NO
    John tumbled down from a bicycle. IFFY. Maybe used more for a long tumble.
    John tumbled out of a bicycle. NO. "Out of an enclosed space like a car is OK.
    John tumbled over a bicycle. OK

    Do all of the above sound right and mean about the same? If not, why not? Thanks.
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    Default Re: John tumbled off a bicycle.

    Thanks, riverkid.
    Got it except for "John tumbled down from a bicycle." IFFY. Maybe used more for a long tumble.

    Does the underlined part mean it's all right to write "John tumbled down from a flight of stairs?" If yes, then is it identical to "John tumbled down a flight of stairs?"

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