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    Thumbs down Which one is correct

    Get down means
    1.lower (one's body) as by kneeling.
    2.lower (one's body) by kneeling.
    3.lower (one's body) as if by kneeling.
    4.lower (one's body) kneeling.
    My question is that do the 4 sentences above express the same meanings?

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    Re: Which one is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Babai View Post
    Get down means
    1.lower (one's body) as by kneeling.
    2.lower (one's body) by kneeling.
    3.lower (one's body) as if by kneeling.
    4.lower (one's body) kneeling.
    My question is that do the 4 sentences above express the same meanings?
    You could say "Lower one's body by kneeling". It's not very natural, though, and "Get down" doesn't mean that.

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    Thumbs down Re: Which one is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could say "Lower one's body by kneeling". It's not very natural, though, and "Get down" doesn't mean that.
    Still i can not understand that the four sentences above express the same meanings or not. just eliminate ''Get down'' and please explain the four sentences grammatically and do the four sentences above express the same meanings?

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    Re: Which one is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Babai View Post
    Still i can not understand that the four sentences above express the same meanings or not. just eliminate ''Get down'' and please explain the four sentences grammatically and do the four sentences above express the same meanings?
    None of your four sentences is natural English.

    We kneel or get down on our knees. We do not lower our bodies (as) (if) (by) kneeling.

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    Re: Which one is correct

    The next post was on a different topic, so I have moved it to a new thread:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...1354-move.html

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