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    crazYgeeK is offline Member
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    Default It's all the way downtown

    Could you please let me know what 'all' means in that sentence?
    Could you use another word instead of it?
    I can't understand that sentence can be used as a reply to questions like "Is .... far from here?".

    Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: It's all the way downtown

    It's not part of the way (to) downtown.

    It's not half way to downtown.

    It's all the way downtown.

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    Default Re: It's all the way downtown



    CAUTION: NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Here is another example that may help you:

    (a) Tom: Do you have panda bears in your country?

    Mona: No, we don't. We have go all [of] the way to China if we want to see

    those cute little animals.

    (2) That is, there is a way (distance) between Mona's country and China. If she

    wants to see panda bears, she cannot stop somewhere between her country and

    China. She must go the whole way (the complete distance) between her country

    and China if she wants to see some of those adorable bears.

    (3) Here's another example. In the United States, many bookstores are closing.

    Many people no longer buy books that are printed on paper. So if you want to buy a

    book in many areas of the United States, you must go all the way downtown to find

    a bookstore. There may be no bookstores between your home and the downtown

    area. So you must go the complete distance between your home and downtown if you

    want to find a bookstore.

    (4) Now back to your original question:

    Tom: Is the new restaurant near our home?

    Mona: No, it [the restaurant] isn't.

    Tom: Well. where is it?

    Mona: You have to go all the way downtown to find it.

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