What are the differences between these two prepositions in these sentences:
- I tripped on the table
I tripped over the table
I tripped on the rock
- I tripped over the rock
It seems to me that I tripped on the rock implies to say that someone was walking and stepped on a rock which made him fall away
And I tripped over the rock implies to say that someone was walking, tripped on something and was knocked over the rock (.i.e.: They flew over the rock)
Is this right? Since over means to be above something, having the possibility of touching it of not.