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how to say in the below scenario...

if you fall down in the floor, your head will _ _ _ _ _ _ in the floor.

the blank should talk about the crashing of head with the floor. What is the correct form to use while speaking with a kid.

  • I have heard "your head will bonk on the floor" which sounds like the noise actually made when that happens. – Oldcat Jul 8 '14 at 0:09
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You could use hit for kids.

if you fall down in the floor, your head will hit the floor.

Strike would be more appropriate for adults.

if you fall down in the floor, your head will strike the floor.

Although I would not use will. I suggest could:

if you fall down in the floor, your head could hit the floor.

because your head might not hit the floor.

  • I would use hit with adults as well. Strike is very formal, to me. – Colin Fine Jul 6 '14 at 15:37
  • @Colin To me, strike is more formal, but not very formal. Interesting how one's local culture and experience colours our language and perceptions. And good for fSazy to see differing views :-) – andy256 Jul 7 '14 at 0:15
  • @andy256: OK, perhaps very formal was an exaggeration. But strike in this sense is not in my everyday vocabulary. – Colin Fine Jul 7 '14 at 11:23
  • Good to know that. – fSazy Jul 8 '14 at 5:33

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