[Idiom] Difference?

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Nima1000

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[h=3]Could you tell me exactlly what the difference in the meaning is between thsese?[/h]1.he half fell off the horse.
2.he half dropped from the horse.
3.he get off the horse.
4.he dismount the horse.
About specially about number1 ,I reallu confused and cant understand what it means????
[h=4]Additional Details[/h]Could you tell me if these are the answers or no?

It's the manner in which he got down from the horse.
1. Very clumsily
2. With some intent
3. He knew what he was doing
4. He was an experienced rider


 

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Could you tell me exactlly what is the difference in the meaning [STRIKE]is [/STRIKE]between [STRIKE]thsese[/STRIKE] these?

1.he half fell off the horse. During the action of getting off of the horse he managed to control part of the action (one-half of it) while the other one-half was uncontrolled - he nearly fell.
2.he half dropped from the horse. This could be possible - While riding, he half dropped from the horse to fire his rifle. This means that he lowered his position on the horse from sitting upright to one where his upper body was below the saddle.
3.he get off the horse. He got off the horse (past tense). I want you to get off of the horse now (present tense).
4.he dismounted the horse. To mount is to get on, to dismount is to get off.
About specially about number1, I'm [STRIKE]reallu [/STRIKE] really confused and [STRIKE]cant [/STRIKE] can't understand what it means????
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Could you tell me if these are the answers or not?

It's the manner in which he got down from the horse.
1. Very clumsily OK
2. With some intent This could be correct. "Intent" indicates purpose. If he half-dropped from the horse it might mean that he meant to do this action.
3. He knew what he was doing
4. He was an experienced rider
#3 and #4 seem to be the same.


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