What the correct option?

Example sentence:

Look, this is exactly what happened. I was hanging my laundry on the clothesline, there was a gust of wind, and my favorite T-shirt---the one that says, 'Love Life'---slipped out/from/off the clothesline.

  • An alternative: blew off or even flew off – mkennedy Aug 19 '17 at 18:24
  • The boy slipped out of or from the room when his mother wasn't looking.


  • The shirt slid off the clothesline as it was not securely pinned to it.

Another example:

A person slips out of or from a place.

A thing or person slides off where it is.

slip out implies a person doing something stealthily. Slide off describes the manner in which a person or thing moves off a thing. For a person, it can be involuntary or voluntary. The verb is slide, slid.


Slipped out implies the T-shirt is in the line, which is incorrect.

Slipped from implies the T-shirt and the line were initially in the same location, however does not explain how.

Slipped off implies the T-shirt was initially ON the line, which is the best usage.

Hope that helps!

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