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    out , up , down ?

    hello,
    could you possibly tell me how to use out, up , down properly in the sentences below:

    going down the street
    going up the street
    this is the first time I came down here
    look at the car out there
    come up to me
    come down to me

    and there's more, what are the differences between out there, down there and over there?

    I appreciate your help!

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    Up\down a street are basically the same unless the street slopes.


    look at the car out there This just means the car is outside and the speaker indoors

    come up to me
    come down to me
    To me these depend on position. I'd use'come up'if I were physically higher (floor in an apartment building) or further north.

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    thank you for the explanation

    but there's more below:

    I can't believe you would actually ask her up here

    do you think putting down here there in the sentence above is good as well ?If yes, which one is better ?


    look forward to hearing from you .

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    I can't believe you would actually ask her up here = invite her to this place

    do you think putting down here there in the sentence above is good as well ?If yes, which one is better ?


    Tricky. It is suggesting that it is better to write 'here' in the sentence is OK and whether it is as good as or better than 'there'.

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    I really appreciate your help!

    There's a little more , what about these two sentences below:

    1, he came down to help us
    2, he came up to me asking why I'm doing this



    how can you tell using "down " or " up " ?



    thank you for your time in advance . :)

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    Often we can use them in the same context - go up\down the main street and it is on the left. With your examples, the first could use either, but in the second 'come upto someone' means toapproach, so I wouldn't use 'down' there.

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    thank you so much for your explanation and your time!!! :D

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    You're welcome.

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