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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    go down quietly

    1. Is leisurely an adjective or adverb?
    2. Does "go down quietly" mean "spend a day"?

    41)What a delicious feeling it must be to get up in the morning with “nothing to do!” To most of us it is a treat that comes very few times after childhood― just a day or two in the year. There is no need to go off on a long tour, to climb mountains, and to sail on rivers. We are
    able to sleep as long as we like in the morning, to dress as leisurely as we please and then to go down quietly through the day, having absolutely nothing to do but to please ourselves. It is the very extreme of pleasure to lie down beneath an old oak tree upon a breezy hill, and hear the wind rustling among the leaves.

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    Re: go down quietly

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    1. Is leisurely an adjective or adverb?
    2. Does "go down quietly" mean "spend a day"?

    41)What a delicious feeling it must be to get up in the morning with “nothing to do!” To most of us it is a treat that comes very few times after childhood― just a day or two in the year. There is no need to go off on a long tour, to climb mountains, and to sail on rivers. We are
    able to sleep as long as we like in the morning, to dress as leisurely as we please and then to go down quietly through the day, having absolutely nothing to do but to please ourselves. It is the very extreme of pleasure to lie down beneath an old oak tree upon a breezy hill, and hear the wind rustling among the leaves.
    Fir me, "leisurely" is an adverb, modifying "to dress". The phrase "go down" is not natural in my opinion. I would use "go on".

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    Re: go down quietly

    Mike, what does "fir me" mean? I'm a little bit confused. Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: go down quietly

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Mike, what does "fir me" mean? I'm a little bit confused. Thanks.
    Looks like a simple typo to me, Boris.

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    #5

    Re: go down quietly

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Looks like a simple typo to me, Boris.
    Indeed!

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    #6

    Re: go down quietly

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Mike, what does "fir me" mean? I'm a little bit confused. Thanks.
    In case you're still confused, it should have said "For me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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