Hi,

The sentences below are from a book. Would you describe what this "down" is doing here? In other words, what kind of image do you have when you read the sentence? To me, "we take the pine tree in our riving room" is good enough to make sense. What is the difference between?

"And what do you do on December thirty-firtst, New Year's Eve?"

"we take down the pine tree in our living room and eat sea food."

Thank you,

M
'Take the pine tree in(to) the living room' and 'take down the pine tree in the living room' are almost opposite actions. The first means 'carry the tree into the room'. The second means 'remove its decorations and remove the tree from the living room'.
Ohh, that kind of "take down." That's why it happens on the day after Xmas. I see.

Thank you,

M