Fall down from/off

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PaoloFR1

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Italian - Italy
Is there any difference between these two expressions?

Fall donw from something

Fall down off something


For example, in this context:

Yesterday I fell down off that ladder and I hurt my leg

Yesterday I fell down from that ladder and I hurt my leg

Do these two sentences have the same meaning? Could I also say only felt off/from a ladder whithout using down​?
 
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  • e2efour

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    UK English
    The normal expression is fall off/from a ladder. That answers your second question.
    I wouldn't write "to fall down off a ladder". If you fall down you are usually standing on your feet. "To fall down from a ladder" sounds better.
     
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