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'Climb up' versus 'Climb over'



 
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'Climb up' versus 'Climb over' #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 26, 2006 14:42 pm   'Climb up' versus 'Climb over'
 

Hi

Could you please tell me the difference between:

1- He climbed the wall.
2- He climbed up the wall.
3- He climbed over the wall.

1- He jumbed the wall.
2- He jumbed over the wall.

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My interpretations #2 (permalink) Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:56 am   My interpretations
 

"He climbed the wall." suggests that he reached the top of the wall.
"He climbed up the wall." is less clear as to how far up the wall he got. It also contrasts climbing down the wall.
"He climbed over the wall." means that he reached the top and went at least part way down the other side.

"He jumped (over) the wall." both mean that he landed on the other side of the wall.
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