I am not an expert or even a student of physics, but I am translating a document from Spanish to English that discusses the history of Newton and Kepler. My question is regarding frequently used terminology. I have a sentence that translates to this: “From the edge of a table, a marble is shot/(spring) fired/thrown horizontally at the same instant and from the same height that another marble is dropped.” Which is the more commonly used word in this instance; shot, fired, or thrown? The word used in Spanish can be interpreted as any one of these three but I am certain that there exists an often-repeated and accepted standard. Thank you in advance for your polite response.