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    Fly the ball

    I've been watching the World Cup 2014 and there is something I don't know how to express in English. Would it make sense to say "Player A flew the ball from the left corner on the head of player B."?
    Last edited by ostap77; 23-Jun-2014 at 18:33. Reason: mistakes

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    Re: Fly the ball

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    As I've been watching the World Cup 2014 and there was is something I didn't don't know how to word say/express in English. Would it make sence sense to say "Player A flew the ball from the left corner on the head of player B."?
    No. You could say "Ronaldo kicked the ball from the left corner straight onto Suarez' head" or something similar. The ball flew, the player didn't "flew the ball".
    (Note I know nothing about the World Cup so I have no idea if Ronaldo and Suarez even play for the same team!)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jun-2014 at 14:16.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Fly the ball

    "Off the head" is more likely.

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    #4

    Re: Fly the ball

    How would you use it in context?

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    #5

    Re: Fly the ball

    A kicked the ball in from the corner off of the head of B.

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    #6

    Re: Fly the ball

    Does it mean that A kicked the ball so it bounced off of the head of B into the goal?
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    Re: Fly the ball

    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: Fly the ball

    ems had it right in post #2.

    You can't kick a ball off somebody's head.

    'A kicked the ball in from the corner onto the head of B.' There's nothing there to say that B scored a goal.

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    #9

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    For me, either "onto" or "off" brings up humorous images. I would say "The ball that player A kicked from the left corner bounced off the head of player B.

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    Re: Fly the ball

    It doesn't just bounce off the head of player B. When the ball has been kicked in onto the head of player B, he heads it into the goal. Can I just say "to kick in the ball on another player's head"?

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