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    on and onto

    What is actually the meaning of 'jumped on' in the sentence 'She jumped on bed and fell off it.'?
    Is it she jumped from the floor to the bed, or she jumped up and down on the bed?

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    Re: on and onto

    Welcome to the forum, bringit.

    Where did you find the sentence you quoted? It's ungrammatical.

    It probably means she jumped from the floor onto the bed and then fell from the bed onto the floor.

    There is nothing to say she jumped up and down on the bed.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Mar-2016 at 11:39.

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    Re: on and onto

    And even a more accurate form like She jumped on the bed does not tell us whether she started on the ground or not. If it were important to make things clear, then we would have to look into ways of doing this.

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