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People usually say "move down a highway"....
I just wonder why they don't say something like "move up a highway" ...
What's the difference btw these two?
Share prices moved up/down slowly yesterday.
So logically both can not be used for horizontal movement in a highway. I think “down the highway” is a noun phrase which can be used with any verb expressing movement; as:
We attended the final farewells before heading ‘down the highway’ to our new home.
You can as well say: before moving ‘down the highway’ to our new home.
Some one is walking ‘down the highway’ with a bag in his hand.
Here the verbs head, move or walk have link with the preposition but not as phrasal verb. The phrase can also be changed to; 'down the lane’ , 'down the road’
Last edited by sarat_106; 20-Dec-2009 at 14:30.