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prepositions



jarek2011
Poland

prepositions
 
I am a bit confused. I have come across two sentences that mean the same but I do not know whether they are grammatically corect.
 
He jumped out of a plane
 
vs.
 
He jumped from a plane
 
Which sentence above is correct? Or maybe both sentences are right?
 
 

17 Apr 2012      



libertybelle
United States

As far as I can see, they are both correct.

Libertybelle

17 Apr 2012     



miss K.
Ukraine

He jumped out of the plane. - A person was inside a plane and jumped out of it.

He jumped from the plane. - A person was on top of the plane, maybe a wing, and jumped from it.

So it doesn´t mean exactly the same thing.

17 Apr 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

Both correct. 
And btw, miss K., "to jump from a plane" could mean to jump with a parachute, so, one has to be inside the plane to jump with a parachute.
Sophia

17 Apr 2012     



jarek2011
Poland

I suspected that both sentences were correct but I wanted to be positive. Thanks a lof for your invaluable help !

17 Apr 2012