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    in the shade of the wall

    Hi all,

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/shadow_1

    - It was hot, and we decided to walk in the shadow of the wall (=along the wall, where its shadow would fall).

    I would like to ask if we can use 'shade' instead of 'shadow' in the above sentence:

    - It was hot, and we decided to walk in the shade of the wall.

    I think it sounds clumsy, but I am not sure.

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    Re: in the shade of the wall

    I would naturally tend to say,"- It was hot, and we decided to walk in the shade by the wall."

    Or"- It was hot, and we decided to walk in the shade cast by the wall." ("Cast by" here means shade thrown by the wall because the sun is behind it, so essentially it is another way of saying "shadow of the wall", or "the wall's shadow").

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