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    jump off / out of

    Dear teachers,

    Which expression should one use:
    "The baby jumped off / jumped out of / jumped from its mother's arms"?

    Thank you for your help.

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    #2

    Re: jump off / out of

    Either the second or third.

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    #3

    Re: jump off / out of

    Babies don't usually jump. They don't have enough control of their bodies to purposely jump. A toddler might leap/jump out of its mother's arms. A baby could wriggle out or it could fall out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: jump off / out of

    A cat can do all that too. It can also spring out of your arms. If it's sitting on your shoulder, it could jump off. But for it to jump off something, it has to be on it first. Being in someone's arms isn't on them.
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    #5

    Re: jump off / out of

    So if we talk about an animal only the prepositions out of and from can be used after the verbs "jump" and "leap"?

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    #6

    Re: jump off / out of

    Are you confining that question to a person's arms?

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    #7

    Re: jump off / out of

    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: jump off / out of

    OK. Then animals can also "jump/leap" into, down from, up to, and probably more.

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