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    plunge backwards, you might fall on something that could hurt you



    (Doing a "Nestea plunge" on the bed) Child: Look at me!

    Parent: Don't plunge backwards like that on the bed. You might fall on something that could hurt you, like your toys.

    Is that the way to describe the act: plunge backwards?

    Does You might fall on something that could hurt you, like your toys sound natural?
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    Re: plunge backwards, you might fall on something that could hurt you

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    Does You might fall on something that could hurt you, like your toys sound natural?
    Yes. It's better than the version with plunge, a word which isn't used much in everyday speech.
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    Re: plunge backwards, you might fall on something that could hurt you

    How would you describe what the man is doing? Could you say he's free falling backwards into the pool?
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    Re: plunge backwards, you might fall on something that could hurt you

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    How would you describe what the man is doing? Could you say he's free falling backwards into the pool?
    Yes, but I would omit "free" there. (A fall is usually an involuntary action, but you can fall on purpose.)

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