fall over/down/onto/into?

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rapunzella

Member
Arabic
Lucy had 22 books on her bookshelves .17 of them fell _________ the floor.
which one is correct? 1-over
2-down
3-onto
4-into
please can you just tell me which one shall I use
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    With questions like this one, we need you to make your best guess, even if it's wrong. That's how the forum works.:)

    Where do you think the books fell: over the floor, down the floor, onto the floor, or into the floor? Do any of those answers seem right or wrong?
     

    WildWest

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    Hello. How about this?:

    "In the storm, a few trees fell over /onto the road."

    It's self made. I think both would equally work and mean the same, but over would be what most native speakers would rather use. Do you agree?
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Both are possible, but 'over' suggests to me that the tree reached across the road.
    If a tree falls onto the road, it is lying on the road, but it may not reach across it.
     
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