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Hi!

Please re-confirm that these are wrong grammars.

"I climbed off the motorcycle and strode down to the impala"

"As spotlights shone down on them"

"The frosty grass crunched underfoot as they stroke down to the stadium"

I believe these are wrong as this is a question I had requested once in regard using of 'down to', and the answer I was given from you guys was that any verb +'down'+'to' is simply incorrect because unless 'down' is using as verb itself, 'down' followed by 'to' which presented as two prep. back-to-back is incorrect. (I've occasionally run into cases of likes and they've always caught my attention..)

The correct answers should be these?

"I climbed off the motorcycle and strode DOWN the impala"

"As spotlights shone ON them"

"The frosty grass crunched underfoot as they stroke DOWN the stadium"

Thanks in advance-Terr
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strode down to (something) is correct.
shone down on (something)
is correct.

Here the pattern is down to/on a goal.

flowed down to the river = from somewhere else to the river
The river is the goal of the motion.
________

strode down (something) is correct.
shone down (something)
is correct.

Here the pattern is down a path.

flowed down the river = in the river, following the course of the river
The river is the path of the motion.

CJ
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Hi Terr,

They're all okay with a bit of modifiying. The "down to" in each case is fine. You can delete it in each case, though.

"I climbed off the motorcycle and strode down to the impala" -- Is "the Impala" a place? It means you walked toward it.

"As spotlights shone down on them" -- Not a complete sentence of course, but fine. The spotlights were above them, and they shined down on them.

"The frosty grass crunched underfoot as they stroke down to the stadium" -- should this be "strode"? The same as above.

You can walk up to or walk down to, depending on whether you are walking uphill or downhill or uptown or downtown.
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Hi,

Please re-confirm that these are wrong grammars.

"I climbed off the motorcycle and strode down to the impala" This is OK. By 'impala', I assume you mean a deer.

"As spotlights shone down on them" OK.

"The frosty grass crunched underfoot as they strode (typo?) down to the stadium" This is OK.

I believe these are wrong as this is a question I had requested once in regard using of 'down to', and the answer I was given from you guys was that any verb +'down'+'to' is simply incorrect because unless 'down' is using as verb itself, 'down' followed by 'to' which presented as two prep. back-to-back is incorrect. (I've occasionally run into cases of likes and they've always caught my attention..) I don't agree with what you are saying. Perhapsyou misunderstood the advice that you were given.Emotion: smile

The correct answers should be these?

"I climbed off the motorcycle and strode DOWN the impala road" This is OK.

"As spotlights shone ON them" OK 'Down' tells us that the light came from above. Here, we don't know which direstion it came from. Maybe from above, maybe from the side.

"The frosty grass crunched underfoot as they strode (typo) DOWN the stadium"
OK.

If you walk down to the stadium, it sounds like the stadium is your destination, eg you are walking on the road that leads to the stadium.

If you walk down the stadium, it sounds like you are inside it and walking from one end of it to the other.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi, thanks for the many constructive inputs:

-'The frosty grass crunched underfoot as they stroke down to the stadium' - Yes, there was an typo in here, it should be 'strode'.

-My understanding of an impala is also a kind of deer, redish one for extra info.

My previous question in related 'down'+'to' 2 prep. back-to-back was whether --
"I'm flushing it down to the toilet" comes valid. And you guys told me it should be 'flush down' but not 'flush down to', 'down to' is wrong(as simply wrong without any extensions). That's where I got (rather mistakenly now) my notion that 'to' can't be placed after 'down'; on the contrary note though, I do find them occasionally during my reading, which raised in my skeptisim. So let me setup the right mind, like what Clive have said, 'down to' is with destination in mind, 'down' is taken place within(or along) the assigning object. That's what had make "I'm flushing it down to the toilet" incorrect, as 'flushing' is taking place inside a toilet, not flushing from the outside in.

I hope my analysis is correct this time. Thanks- Terr
Hi,

'down to' is with destination in mind, 'down' is taken place within(or along) the assigning object. That's what had make "I'm flushing it down to the toilet" incorrect, as 'flushing' is taking place inside a toilet, not flushing from the outside in.

Yes, this is the general idea.

Clive