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    Up and down

    Hi guys,

    Please tell. Can we say "Please lower down this seat(for the seat that is used by barbers to cut hair, that can adjusted up and down)". If it is a correct sentence then what would be the opposite for this sentence.

    Can we also say "I want it to be up/down" or "I want it up/down"?

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    Re: Up and down

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post

    Please tell. Unnecessary.

    Can we say "Please lower down this seat"?

    What would be the opposite of this sentence? "Please raise this seat."

    Can we also say "I want it to be up/down" or "I want it up/down"? No. "I would like it higher/lower."
    'I would like...' is politer than 'I want...'

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    #3

    Re: Up and down

    How about this?
    Please lift up this seat?

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    #4

    Re: Up and down

    I am not a teacher.

    'Please lift up this seat?' sounds like you're talking about a toilet seat, or at the very least a hinged/fold-down type of seat.

    We 'raise' and 'lower' a seat if we are adjusting the seating height.
    Last edited by Roman55; 12-Aug-2014 at 16:00. Reason: Added an afterthought

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    Re: Up and down

    "Please lift up this seat" sounds as if you are asking them to physically lift the whole thing off the floor.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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