falling off/apart, comeing away/apart

ryooster

Senior Member
Korean
Dear all,

Are the following sentences having a same meaning or Are there any slightest differences? Also can you give some advice which one is the most common?

1)Already, the sole on the left shoe is falling off.
2)Already, the sole on the left shoe is falling apart.
3)Already, the sole on the left shoe is comeng apart.
4)Already, the sole on the left shoe is comeng away.

Thnaks in advance
ryooster
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    To me, falling apart and coming apart are better used for something more complicated than a shoe sole. My car is falling apart. My sofa is coming apart at the seams.

    As for soles, only a half-sole can be falling off -- a full sole will almost always be held on by the heel of the shoe, so I would use coming away. The sole is separating from the upper but is still held in place by the heel, so you get a flapping piece of leather accompanying every step.
     
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