He fell straight off (from) the ledge (right) in/to/into the pool.
Falling in/into the (swimming) pool doesn't seem to rely on any phrasal verb or idiom that I can see. Falling from something is not breaking apart and falling down inward i.e. to fall in (phrasal verb, like a roof collapsing), or is it (without being able to tell apart phrasal based from simple construction in the output, I still note things falling in the pool are on rise since the 60's; even he, but not she)? I understand that falling can be used with many prepositions, that this might be depending on a choice of register or the nature of what someone is falling from. The verb to fall is often used with down or over says Merriam Learners. As for straight off, it's an adverbial construction meaning immediately.
A recipe for disaster. The context is that there is that terrace or platform with no ramp over the pool and what happened happened. I'm not sure if I need to use from with ledge here as straight off feels like it already "contains" that idea of origin. Later in the sentence, I'm confused as well, feeling that if I use the word right then it's casual to follow that up with into (right into sth., directly). Without using right, if I used from earlier on (straight off from), then to the pool now sounds valid because I'm thinking in terms of from something to something else (as in from left to right). With some experience I know that if I have to ask such questions, that's a telltale sign I've mangled this sentence by postponing some preposition that was part of a phrasal verb, or by using the wrong preposition altogether early on in the sentence.
- What "path" should I follow, is to fall off the phrasal
verb I needed here (He fell off straight from the ledge right into the pool)?
- Can you both fall right off and fall straight into the pool at once (He fell (right) off the ledge straight into the pool)?
- Usually there are no intermediate states to falling down so is
straight off an adverb here or some sort of intensifier (strongly, abruptly) I misused; is right off better suited for that (do you fall right off or straight off something)?
- Any hint on handling this situation where adverbs and prepositions seem to "converge" on the same position in the sentence, or where you feel like you have a bunch of "loose" prepositions all over the place interacting with one another and no phrasal verb?