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    Headfirst

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "He fell down his headfirst/ shoulderfirst/bellyfirst"?

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    Re: Headfirst

    I am not a teacher.

    If you separate headfirst (and the others) into two words and remove 'his', they will be OK.

    'He fell down head first/shoulder first/belly first'
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Aug-2014 at 13:51. Reason: Corrected spelling of "separate".

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    #3

    Re: Headfirst

    Falling down belly first, would be difficult.

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    #4

    Re: Headfirst

    Maybe not for Santa Clause.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Headfirst

    So what can we say for "Belly".

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    Re: Headfirst

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    If you separate headfirst (and the others) into two words and remove 'his', they will be OK.

    'He fell down head first/shoulder first/belly first'
    Did you read this, tufguy?

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    #7

    Re: Headfirst

    Baseball players might slide "head first" but I wouldn't say someone fell that way.

    I'd say "he fell on his head."

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    #8

    Re: Headfirst

    It's possible to fall head first into something.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Aug-2014 at 21:57. Reason: typo

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