- Out is used with position.
- Out of is used with direction.
Yeah they're the technicalities, can't argue with 'em. But really in spoken English (in my area at least) absolutely nobody says "out of". It sounds way too...eeeh iunno proper I guess? Like you're speaking really slow and carefully not letting words flow. "The fish jumps out the water" is definitely more natural sounding to me if I were to speak of it and not have to think about it. I think both out and out of should be accepted answers, if only because enough people apparently use the language incorrectly for the same meaning.
Born in London, grew up in the US till I was 9, then returned to the UK. I'd say 'The fish jumps out the water' has more verbal urgency than 'The fish jumps out of the water', but it does seem to imply the fish will do something soon after, e.g. 'The fish jumps out the water and into my net'.
This is a bit odd to me. In English, "The fish" can be singular or plural. I assumed it was meant to be plural for some reason and therefore answered "The fish jump from the water" which was marked incorrect.
Had I assumed singular, my answer would have been "The fish jumps from the water", which I assume would have also been considered incorrect as it was looking for "The fish jumps out of the water".
Two-fold question here: Why is "from the water" not correct, and also is there a plural form of "vis" that is distinguishable (i.e. 'vissen')?