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    JACEK1 is offline Key Member
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    I fell on / to a bit of broken glass

    Hello all members!

    Today I heard the following sentence spoken in Polish on TV.

    I fell on / to pieces of broken glass (literal translation from Polish).

    Maybe it should be "I fell over and cut myself on a bit of broken glass".

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you

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    Re: I fell on / to a bit of broken glass

    "Onto" and "bit" are fine, but in American English we're more likely to say "on" and "piece."

    I don't know how Britons would say it.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I fell on / to a bit of broken glass

    "Bit" is OK in BrE but I'd say either "piece" or "shard".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I fell on / to a bit of broken glass

    In BrE, you could use either on or onto.

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