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    Move up vs move down

    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?

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    Exclamation Re: Move up vs move down

    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    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?
    Move up and move down are phrasal verbs both having similar meanings opposing each other, that is to change position vertically from a lower level to higher level, as:
    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 15:30.

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