If someone was going to fall down. May Isay you almost fell over or fall over ?

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  • medori

    New Member
    USA English
    If it's a warning...before they have fallen...its "before you fall over".
    If you mean this in the past tense...they have already fallen then it could be "when you fell over".
     

    claude23

    Banned
    FRANCE
    Two minutes ago, my friend was going to tell me something suddenly he almost fell down . He didn't fall down but almost so should I say he almost feel down ?


    Thank you again,

    Claude.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    claude23 said:
    Hi,
    If someone was going to fall down. May I say "You almost fell over or fall over ?"
    Thank you,
    Claude.
    "You almost fell over or fall over" is nonsense.

    If someone almost fell, but didn't, you might say, "You almost fell over."
     

    CAMullen

    Senior Member
    US, English
    There once was a man named Paul
    Who fell in the spring in the fall.
    'Twould have been a sad thing
    If he'd died in the spring
    But he didn't - he died in the fall.
     
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