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    ...walking down....

    Hi my friends.Could you help me telling me the difference between these two sentences?

    a-The woman was walking the street...
    b-The woman was walking down the street...

    Many thanks...
    Last edited by flatron; 03-Feb-2010 at 02:46. Reason: spelling

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    Re: ...walking down....

    Thanks...after I posted this thread, a friend of mine (who happens to be native English speaker from New Zealand) told me that the difference is that “walking down” means walking with specific purpose or destination and just “walking” means walking without any specific destination or purpose, similar to wandering. What do you think?

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    Re: ...walking down....

    Quote Originally Posted by flatron View Post
    Thanks...after I posted this thread, a friend of mine (who happens to be native English speaker from New Zealand) told me that the difference is that “walking down” means walking with specific purpose or destination and just “walking” means walking without any specific destination or purpose, similar to wandering. What do you think?
    Yes, that's right.

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