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    #1

    Talking She threw herself at/ on him?

    Is there a difference between "she threw herself at him"and"she threw herself on him"?
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    Re: She threw herself at/ on him?

    The first is an idiom meaning that she made herself sexually available to him.

    The second means that she literally jumped on top of him.



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    Re: She threw herself at/ on him?

    Hi.

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I hope it can help you:

    throw smth at smb means you want to hit (He's throwing stones at the birds)
    throw smth to smb means you want somebody to catch (My mother threw the keys to me)

    You asked about "on", but I'm not sure what it means exactly. Perhaps we can translate it literally.

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: She threw herself at/ on him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hi.

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I hope it can help you:

    throw smth at smb means you want to hit (He's throwing stones at the birds)
    throw smth to smb means you want somebody to catch (My mother threw the keys to me)

    You asked about "on", but I'm not sure what it means exactly. Perhaps we can translate it literally.

    Boris.
    See Rover's answer.

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    Re: She threw herself at/ on him?

    @ Boris: You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. However, if you are not sure about the accuracy or relevance of your answer, please wait until somebody with more knowledge has responded. You may then be able to add comments or questions.


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