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    Kindly let me

    is it wrong if I say,

    He slipped and fell on the ground.

    or only following way is right

    He slipped and fell to the ground

    Kindly let me know why 'on the ground' is wrong if it is wrong

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    Exclamation Re: Kindly let me

    I am not a professional teacher but I practice English every day. teaching English is my hobby. Here, I fell on the ground is correct and appropriate. ( fell on the surface of the ground). to the ground is inappropriate

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    Re: Kindly let me

    Sir thanks a lot for reply but to best of my knowledge to the ground is also correct English


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    Re: Kindly let me

    Yes. Both are correct.
    (There are other uses as well, such as soldiers falling in on the parade ground, but in terms of 'falling down':

    "He overbalanced on the roof and fell to the ground, breaking his leg."

    'to' emphasizes the direction of the movement

    "The girl jostled(=push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly) him, and his ice-cream was knocked out of his hand and fell on the ground."
    'on' emphasizes where it lands, ends.

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