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'got down'&'got off'? If I change 'down' to 'off' in the following sentence, does the meaning remain intact? The driver got down from his truck to help me.
Nov 2, 2012 1:09 PM
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I would think that most of us would say, "The driver got out of his truck to help me." Definitely not "off" unless he was standing on top of his truck,
November 2, 2012
It depends on the size of the truck. If he is in a standard "pickup" truck, we would say: >> The driver got out of his truck. If it is a large "big-rig" or tractor-trailer, where the driver's seat is high above the road, we could definitely say: >> The driver got down from his truck. >> The driver got off his truck. [ ... NOT "off from" ] Your example sentence is OK if the truck is a very big one: >> The driver got off his truck to help me.
November 2, 2012
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