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    Can you make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical axis

    Hi teachers!

    I am looking for some examples with preposition down expressing its absolute vertical concept like "The book is above/below the table"


    I already looked up the dictionary but I couldn't find examples that I want except "tears were rolling down her cheeks"

    Even though the example like "the car is down the street" is closed to vertical axis concept, strictly speaking it's not based on absoulte vertical axis concept.

    Can you please make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical axis concept?


    And one more question. If I say "the apple rolled down the hill and fell down the cliff.", is it O.K.?

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: Can you make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical

    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post
    Can you please make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical axis concept?
    The raindrops ran down the window pane.

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    Re: Can you make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical

    Falling "off" a cliff is the wording I am used to.

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    Re: Can you make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical

    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post

    Can you please make a sentence with the preposition down based on the absolute vertical axis concept?
    The chicken plummeted down to the earth along absolute vertical axis?

    I don't quite understand the question. Down is down.
    I guess you can specify "straight down":

    The chicken plummeted straight down like a ton of bricks.

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