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    she is going down for a nap

    I have looked it up in some dictionaries and I don't know if it is correct that someone says that words " she is going down for a nap". I think it means " lay down " is it right ? I heard that on youtube. Someone helps me!

    How about " i'm going to get her done for a nap?" what does it mean?please give me the explaination.
    Last edited by Son Ho; 05-Apr-2016 at 16:47.

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    Re: she is going down for a nap

    Quote Originally Posted by Son Ho View Post
    I have looked it the phrase up in some dictionaries and but I still don't know if it is correct that for someone says to say that words "She is going down for a nap". I think it means "lay down". Is it that right? I heard that on YouTube. Can someone helps help me?

    How about "I'm going to get her done down for a nap"? What does it mean? Please give me the explaination explanation.
    It's used in BrE but only in relation to babies. It means that the parent(s) or carer puts the child into its crib/cot/bed in an attempt to encourage it to sleep.

    "My husband and I make sure that little Beyoncé goes down for a nap at 10am and 4pm".

    The specific phrase you quoted could be used in a dialogue like this:

    John: Can I come and see you in about ten minutes?
    Jane: Yes, that should be fine. Betty is going down for a nap in about five minutes so hopefully she'll be asleep by the time you get here.
    John: Great. See you soon.

    Note my corrections to your post above. It's important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter, including the first letter of a complete sentence enclosed in quotation marks.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Do not put a space after opening quotation marks.
    - Do not put a space before closing quotation marks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: she is going down for a nap

    Thank you very much for correcting my mistakes in writing and giving me the clear explanation. I will take notice of these next time. By the way, is it correct if I say "I'm going to put her to bed" or "I'm going to get her in bed"?
    Last edited by Son Ho; 06-Apr-2016 at 03:12.

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    Re: she is going down for a nap

    In the right context they would both be possible. emsr2d2 gave an example using babies, but you haven't made clear what you're talking about.

    'I'm going to put her to bed' is my choice, and it has no other interpretation, in my view.

    'I'm going to get her in bed', on the other hand, could have sexual connotations. It's all about context.
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    Re: she is going down for a nap

    "I'm going to take a nap" is used. (AmE)

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