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    Smile difficult sentence

    hi
    i've found this sentence
    he slumped down on the garden
    i don't understand the "slumped down" ie why they use down
    i've found that
    slumped=to sit or fall heavily and suddenly
    to fall suddenly

    thank you

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    Re: difficult sentence

    "He slumped down in the garden" >> active - he is in the act of collapsing
    "He was slumped down in the garden" > past - he has collapsed
    "He slumped down on the garden seat" > active - he is the act of collapsing onto the seat.


    Think of yourself sitting on a chair; now relax your torso and you will be slumped down.

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    Re: difficult sentence

    Slumping down is like sitting with a totally empty and loose posture, like a sick person or a very tired person. But not quite laying down.

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    Re: difficult sentence

    thank you for help

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