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    I almost fell!

    Hello!

    Would you please correct me if I'm wrong with my interpretation of the following sentence?

    I almost fell. ( I was about to fall but actually I didn't)

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: I almost fell!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hello!

    Would you please correct me if I'm wrong with my interpretation of the following sentence?

    I almost fell. ( I was about to fall but actually I didn't)

    Thanks a lot.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I believe that you are 100% correct.

    (2) May I suggest a word that actually means "almost fall":

    to stumble

    (3) As someone who likes to walk around the city, I am well

    acquainted with that word, for our sidewalks are in bad

    condition!!!

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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    Re: I almost fell!

    To me, you are more than a teacher ''TheParser''.

    Thank you very much indeed.

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    #4

    Re: I almost fell!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ...
    (2) May I suggest a word that actually means "almost fall":

    to stumble

    ...
    And here's an interesting quirk: If you 'stumble over an uneven paving stone' you don't quite fall; but if you 'trip over an uneven paving stone' you don't specify whether you fell or not (though I think it's more often used in contexts where the speaker goes on with something like '... and fell flat on the ground'; but that extra verb is necessary.

    b

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