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    down the road


    Saying "to go down the road" means the road leads down a hill or farther south or the road could be straight ?

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    Re: down the road

    It could be straight, winding, downhill, uphill. In the UK, we use things like "I'm just going down the road to buy some milk" or "I'm going down the pub" to mean simply "I'm going ...".

    I live on a hill. For me, I can go "down the road" or "up the road" to get to a small shop if I need bread or tea etc. However, as I said, sometimes you will hear "going down the road to the shops" regardless of the direction or slope involved.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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