# Why is the final column of this table running off the page?

\begin{document}
\begin{exe}
\ex
\begin{tabular}{ l   l   l }
& + -naqa (diffuse) & + -nuqa (placer) \\
\hline
alli- dig' & knock over or destroy, to throw something to the floor' &    destroy or make some construction collapse' \\
jari- wash' &  wash here and there' (as when clothing is so dirty, that one does not know where to begin, so starts just washing randomly) & wash everything which is dirty' \\
k'uta- crush' &    hit something here and there thereby reducing it into various parts' & hit (chancar) something and destroy it completely' \\
kut(a)-t'(a)-  & return, go back'  go and come back' (as when someone leaves and returns because he forgot something)  &  return to one's original place (after some time)' \\
puri- arrive' & arrive at various places/houses' (as if homeless)' & arrive with all one's things when one was previously living elsewhere' \\
sara- go'  & walk around as if lost'  &   stay in a certain place' \\
taki- kick' &  step in various places' &  step cautiously' \\
wali-ch(a)- arrange, improve'  & arrange or order something here and there'   organize or arrange things which were in a bad condition' \\
wayu- take something by the handle'    & bring something from one place to another and back; to move something from hand to hand' & put something (like a bag) on something' \\
wawa-cha- give birth' &    give birth in various places' (as certain animals may do) &    give birth' \\
will(u)- spill' &  throw objects into the air haphazardly, as when one is urgently searching for something' & throw objects from above to below' \\
\end{tabular}
\end{exe}

\end{document}

• LaTeX doesn't break text in cells belonging to columns declared with l. – egreg Jun 1 '13 at 15:59
• try using the p{<width>} column type – cmhughes Jun 1 '13 at 16:14

LaTeX doesn't break text in cells belonging to l (or c or r) columns. For automatic breaking you have to declare the column as
p{<dimen>}

Experiment with \p{5cm}` or so, then change the width to suit.