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bihunsedap
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:17:45 PM

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I got in the car.

The coins drop off from my pocket.

The coins drop down from my pocket.

"Opps, my coins drop off."


Is off or down used correctly in the context above?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:45:21 PM

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No.

"Off" is the opposite of "on".
The coins are not on your pocket, they are in it.

So the coins drop out of your pocket.

Usually we say 'fall', not 'drop'.

Both "drop" and "fall" include the idea of 'down', so 'down' is not needed.

In the past:
The coins fell out of my pocket.
The coins fell from my pocket.
Oops! The coins fell out of my pocket.
Oops! I dropped my coins.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
bihunsedap
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 7:53:36 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
No.

"Off" is the opposite of "on".
The coins are not on your pocket, they are in it.

So the coins drop out of your pocket.

Usually we say 'fall', not 'drop'.

Both "drop" and "fall" include the idea of 'down', so 'down' is not needed.

In the past:
The coins fell out of my pocket.
The coins fell from my pocket.
Oops! The coins fell out of my pocket.
Oops! I dropped my coins.


Thanks.
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