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Hi!

I have just learned that in 'flush <something> down the toilet', 'down' is being used as a prep., instead of 'down to', which was how I always thought it should be. So to my understanding, 'flush <something> down to the toilet' is wrong. (or m I?)

Question, could it possibly be corrected if I added 'the bottom of', as to like this 'flush <something> down to the bottom of toilet'? Does 'down to' only be corrected when 'down' is used as a verb? Thanks! -Terr
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Hi,

I have just learned that in 'flush <something> down the toilet', 'down' is being used as a prep., instead of 'down to', which was how I always thought it should be. So to my understanding, 'flush <something> down to the toilet' is wrong. Yes, it's wrong. (or m I?)

Question, could it possibly be corrected if I added 'the bottom of', as to like this 'flush <something> down to the bottom of toilet'?
No, don't say this.

Does 'down to' only be corrected when 'down' is used as a verb? In this context, 'down' is not a verb. You can't say 'He/it down to (something)'.

Best wishes, Clive
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No, IMO:

flush something down the toilet
flush the toilet

Forget about to.
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Hi Clive,

So bascially 'flush down the bottom of toilet' is correct context in this case? Is there such thing 'bottom of toilet', or what's the better word to say the end most part of a toilet? -Terr
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Hi,

So bascially 'flush down the bottom of toilet' is correct context in this case? No, don't say this.

Just say 'flush the toilet'.

Clive
Thanks for confirming! -terr