Hello all users! Could you help me to establish the difference in meaning between "fall down", "fall off" and "fall over". I will try making up a few logical sentences. 1. A little girl was climbing up the old apple tree in an effort to blast off some apples, but was careful not to fall down (a fall from a relatively high height). 2. Jack almost fell off hos bike when he saw this beautiful girl. (a fall resulting from surprise) 3. A youth was walking boldly along the forest path, but suddenly tripped and fell over (a fall not from a high height). Sentence 3 could also be expressed as follows: (or I am wrong) 3'. A youth was walking boldly along the forest path, but suddenly stumbled and fell down (a fall not from a high height). As can be seen, "fall down" and "fall over" are very similar in meaning except that "fall down" relates to a higher height. Maybe someone could give some examples of "fall off", not necessarily meaning experiencing a fall resulting from surprise. He fell off/down the cliff!? Thank you. The source: My imagination.