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    Go Down In History

    I have a question about the usage of "go down in history":


    1. His heroics will go down in history as ....
    2. His heroics will go down in history.
    Does "go down in history" have be followed by some sort of "as...." clause? Is sentence 2 poor usage of "go down in history"?

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    Re: Go Down In History

    The "as" is not necessary.

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    Re: Go Down In History

    @MikeNewYork

    So, "his heroics will go down in history" will not be misunderstood as doing poorly in history?

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    Re: Go Down In History

    They will not. His "heroics" are not taking any courses.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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