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    jump off

    Hi,

    ~She dared me to jump off the ramp with my skateboard.

    Could you explain the sentence? What is the difference between jump off and jump over?

    Could we say "She dared me to jump over the ramp with my skateboard."?

    Or, could we use verb jump off (I tore my skirt when I jumped off the fence.) instead of verb jump + preposition over (I tore my skirt when I jumped over the fence.)?

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    Re: jump off

    To jump off something, you need to be on it.
    To jump over something, you need to be on one side of it, then after the jump, you are on the other side of it.

    You cannot jump off the ramp unless you are on the ramp.

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