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    What's difference between these two sentences?

    If I say " There is this great place there", and could you tell me what's difference between these two sentences?

    A: Have you ever been to Thailand?
    B: No.
    A: There is this great place down there. 30 bucks a night, hammock on the back deck, ...


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    Re: What's difference between these two sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    If I say " There is this great place there", and could you tell me what's difference between these two sentences?

    A: Have you ever been to Thailand?
    B: No.
    A: There is this great place down there. 30 bucks a night, hammock on the back deck, ...


    Thanks and have a nice day.
    If your destination is to the south, you can use "down there". It is a common phrase. Some places are considered "up" or "down" or "over" from another place.
    To me no difference though.
    Last edited by banderas; 01-May-2008 at 03:25. Reason: aftertought

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    Re: What's difference between these two sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    If your destination is to the south, you can use "down there". It is a common phrase. Some places are considered "up" or "down" or "over" from another place.
    To me no difference though.
    Hi, banderas,

    Thanks for you reply.

    I got you, did you mean if I wanna say the south of the place, I could use "down there". Yet, it's a common use, I also can say " I go down there" or, " There's this great place down there", which means " down there" is not exactly to mean the south of place. SO, it totally depends on the meaning from the speaker himself, right?

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    Re: What's difference between these two sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hi, banderas,

    Thanks for you reply.

    I got you, did you mean if I wanna say the south of the place, I could use "down there". Yet, it's a common use, I also can say " I go down there" or, " There's this great place down there", which means " down there" is not exactly to mean the south of place. SO, it totally depends on the meaning from the speaker himself, right?
    If the place is really (geographically) to south from yours the you can say:
    There is this great place (down) there. It is up to you if you use "down". It is optional as you noticed.

    If the place is not Really (geographically) to south but north from yours, consider using "up there". It is up to you again.
    Last edited by banderas; 01-May-2008 at 16:52.

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