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    Default fall off vs fall down from

    Can someone please tell me the difference between fall off and fall down from? Which of the following two sentences sounds natural? Is there any difference between them?

    1) I fell down from the building.
    2) I fell off the building.

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    Default Re: fall off vs fall down from

    I'd use 'off' if I fell from the roof and 'down from' if I were climbing the wall.

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    Default Re: fall off vs fall down from

    I fell off the building sounds natural. I fell off the ladder. I fell down the stairs. This is a tricky one.
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