Could somebody please tell me if "A cup fell from the table" is fine? I'd use 'off'.
I'm also wondering if 'I took the book off the shelf' is the only preposition possible.
Thank you in advance.
I can use either preposition in my sentences, can't I?
Why do we say "take your feet off the table", not 'from'?
It's too valid an argument :)
As for cups and books, 'off' would imply movement off a surface and 'from' would indicate direction only. Okay.
English tricks learners into thinking it's not that difficult. No way!