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    Underneath decline bench

    "This decline bench looks a little lower today". "I have removed dumbells underneath it that is why it has lowered a bit". Is it correct?

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    Re: Underneath decline bench

    I have removed dumbbells underneath it that is why it has lowered a bit.

    That is incorrect for several reasons. First, it is a run-on sentence. It should be two sentences. "I have removed some dumbbells ...That is why ...". Second, I don't think there is such a thing as a "decline bench." It should be "inclined bench." Third, it is more natural to say "I have removed some dumbbells from beneath it (or from underneath it)". Fourth, I think "has been lowered" is preferable to "has lowered."

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    Re: Underneath decline bench

    First one is question. Second one is answer. Decline bench is that one on which you lie down with your legs up and head down. It is for lower chest muscles. Please check this one also. What about my first sentence(bench looks a little lower today)?. Earlier somebody told me "Lowered down" is incorrect.

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    Re: Underneath decline bench

    "Lowered down" is common and correct.

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    Re: Underneath decline bench

    IMO, the 'down' in 'lowered down' is redundant. It is like saying 'raise up'.

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    Re: Underneath decline bench

    "Raise up" is also common and correct. It occurs frequently in the King James Version, and has never gone out of fashion since.
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    Re: Underneath decline bench

    Please check my second parahgraph as well.

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