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    Start down

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    And when lights begin to show
    Up from the town,
    I will mark which must be mine,
    And then start down!

    I will mark which must be mine?
    I think "which must be mine" is the object of the sentence.

    Start down = ?

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    Re: Start down

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Contextt:

    And when lights begin to show
    Up from the town,
    I will mark which must be mine,
    And then start down!

    I will mark which must be mine?
    I think "which must be mine" is the object of the sentence.

    Start down = ?

    What about?

    I will mark the star which must be mine. (Adjective clause)
    I will mark that which must be mine.
    I will mark the one which must be mine.

    All the best, :D

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    Hi Casiopea,

    (1) Does "mark" mean " To make a visible impression"?

    (2) What does "start down" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Hi Casiopea,

    (1) Does "mark" mean " To make a visible impression"?

    (2) What does "start down" mean?
    Is the poet in the sky above the town?

    Mark (i.e., target with my eye) the light of my house, and then start my descent/ start descending towards it.

    All the best, :D

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    Re: Start down

    Is it possible to use this ''start down'' in another sentences...

    I still didn't understand .. what is excatly

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    Re: Start down

    Hi brend10,

    There are a few example:

    "If once you start down the dark path, for ever will it dominate your destiny."

    "Energy commodities start down."

    "Oil prices start down again."

    start down = fell to = minimize = run down etc.

    He points his plane's nose toward Wilmington and start down the ramp, monitored by pilot, ATC, and tower.

    start down the ramp = he is descending to land on the runaway at the Wilmington Airport.

    The quoted verse above is from the poem "Afternoon on a hill" by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

    Regards.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 27-Jan-2008 at 12:43.

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