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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
He jumped from a plane
Which sentence above is correct? Or maybe both sentences are right?

17 Apr 2012      

United States

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


17 Apr 2012     

miss K.

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     


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.

17 Apr 2012     


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

17 Apr 2012