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    pushed over

    She pushed over me to fell prone to the ground.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Please help me.

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    Re: pushed over

    She pushed me over and fell prone on the ground.

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    Re: pushed over

    She pushed me over, and then she fell to the ground. (You can't say She pushed over me.)

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    #4

    Re: pushed over

    she fell??

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    Smile Re: pushed over

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    She pushed over me to fell prone to the ground.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Please help me.
    She pushed me over, so that I fell face down on to the ground.
    She pushed me over, and so I fell face down on to the ground.
    She pushed me over so hard that I fell face down on to the ground.
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    Re: pushed over

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    she fell??

    The original sentence:
    She pushed over me to fell prone to the ground.

    That makes no sense, so you have to guess at what is intended. (Engee30's interpretation is pretty good, but mine is quite possible.)

    One possible interpretation:
    She pushed me over (over what?), and I fell to the ground.

    More natural:
    She pushed me, and I fell to the ground.

    Previously, I posted:
    She pushed me over, and then she fell to the ground. (You can't say She pushed over me.)

    That is more than possible (although the "pushed me over" part isn't very natural). At one time I was the "pusher" when I flipped my brother onto a bed (I was ten at the time). He had a soft landing, but I fell backward and hit my head against a wall. (I had to be taken to the hospital and have stitches put into my head.) So, yes, it is possible to push somebody and then fall. (Quite possible.)

    (I am a teacher only on the Internet.)

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    Re: pushed over

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    She pushed me over, so that I fell face down on to the ground.
    She pushed me over, and so I fell face down on to the ground.
    She pushed me over so hard that I fell face down on to the ground.
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    Let's ditch the "over" part. Say:
    She pushed me, and I fell face down onto the ground.
    (You can't put a bunch of words together willy-nilly and count on being able to make a sentence out of it.)

    (I am a teacher only on the Internet.)

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    Thumbs up Re: pushed over

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Let's ditch the "over" part. Say:
    She pushed me, and I fell face down onto the ground.
    (You can't put a bunch of words together willy-nilly and count on being able to make a sentence out of it.)

    (I am a teacher only on the Internet.)

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    Oh yes, that's true.
    The logical result of pushing somebody over is falling down of that particular person onto the ground or something else.

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    Re: pushed over

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Oh yes, that's true.
    The logical result of pushing somebody over is falling down of that particular person onto the ground or something else.
    Action and reaction.

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    #10

    Wink Re: pushed over

    Let me rephrase the sentence then:

    She pushed me over, and I found myself with my face down on the ground.

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