fall / fall down


@ The bird had fallen from a nest.


@ The bird had fallen down from a nest.


Any further explanation between fell & fell down with explicit examples?


asked Jul 09 '12 at 06:56 FiO New member

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To fall means: to move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control:

Bombs could be seen falling from the planes


To fall down means:  to be inadequate or unsuccessful; fail:


The deal fell down because there were a number of unanswered questions.

link answered Jul 09 '12 at 12:35 Rahul Gupta Expert

how about the nursery rhyme of "London Bridge is Falling Down"?
is it a grammatical error?

it seemed SANJAY stands for both fell and fell down. How?

FiOJul 09 '12 at 12:56

I thank Ms. Jeff for making it clearer.

Rahul GuptaJul 09 '12 at 14:47

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