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Autor:  Johannes
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  14/JUN/2006 5:52 PM
Assunto:  To lie in a hammock / to fall
 
Mensagem: 

You lin IN a hammock, OK? If the opposite of in is out of, so you fall OUT OF a hammock?

I've googled this and found both OFF and OUT OF, but there are morre occurrences for OUT OF...Is to fall OFF a hammock OK, too?

 

The problem is with what you envision: Do you lie on your bed or in your bed?

If you lie on your bed , you fall off it .If you lie in it , you fall out of it.

You lie on a sofa, on the floor but normally in a hammock, in a ditch etc.

You can be in a coma and come out of it.

You can also come out of Africa if you have been deep inside it.

 



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To lie in a hammock / to fall  –  Student  14/JUN/2006, 5:34 PM
 To lie in a hammock / to fall  –  Johannes  14/JUN/2006, 5:52 PM
after thought  –  Johannes  14/JUN/2006, 6:06 PM
To lie in a hammock / to fall  –  Dale/RS  15/JUN/2006, 9:11 PM

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