stub my toe

Discussion in 'English Only' started by kaven-ever, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. kaven-ever

    kaven-ever Senior Member

    Chinese
    Hi.
    Does the simple "stub my toe" imply I stub my toe against something? In many contexts I see no "against something".

    Thanks for any comment.
     
  2. Silver_Biscuit

    Silver_Biscuit Senior Member

    Reykjavík
    English - UK
    If you stub your toe, you must have stubbed it against something since you can't stub your toe on thin air. So yes, it's indicated without explicitly saying what you stubbed your toe on. That's optional extra information (I stubbed my toe on the step, I stubbed my toe on the table leg).
     
  3. kaven-ever

    kaven-ever Senior Member

    Chinese
    Thank you.
     

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