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roll off roll down ..., and because his head was back, the tears rolled off the side of his face before they reached his lips. Roll off the side of his face and roll down the side of his face, can you feel any differences here if I change one for another?
Sep 22, 2019 3:08 PM
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Here, the author is saying that the tears never reached his lips because of the way his head was held. So, “roll off” is different than “roll down” because “off” makes more clear that the tears fell “off” his face and never reached his lips.
September 22, 2019
XiaoDeng
Language Skills
Chinese (Other), English
Learning Language
English