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    You have to lower yourself.

    "I would like you to suppose that a person is doing the exercise (push ups) and he is not going down as much as he should. So what would we say? "You have to lower you body or yourself as much as you can."

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    #2

    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    How about:

    You have to go lower.
    You have to touch the ground.
    etc.

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    Here, lower yourself is quite natural (Toronto). It wouldn't have moral connotations in the context of physical exercise techniques.

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Here, lower yourself is quite natural (Toronto). It wouldn't have moral connotations in the context of physical exercise techniques.
    What exactly does it mean and when to use it?

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I would like you to suppose that a person is doing the exercise (push ups) and he is not going down as much as he should. So what would we say? "You have to lower you body or yourself as much as you can."

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    "You need to go closer to the ground," seems most succinct to me without any negative connotations.

    The phrase "lower oneself" often means that a person is doing something that is beneath his dignity or position. For example, "The king did not lower himself to clean the royal toilets."

    Hope that helps. :D

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What exactly does it mean and when to use it?
    Tufguy, how long have we been telling you not to try to ask a question with "how to"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Tufguy, how long have we been telling you not to try to ask a question with "how to"?
    I didn't know that "when to" also means "how to."

    Okay I will try not using "when to" as well along with "how to" in the future. It is a complicated thing.

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    'When to' does not mean the same as 'how to'. The point is that questions beginning with a question word followed by a to- infinitive are not standard English sentences. The question words need to be followed by a properly-formed question.

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'When to' does not mean the same as 'how to'. The point is that questions beginning with a question word followed by a to- infinitive are not standard English sentences. The question words need to be followed by a properly-formed question.
    Can we use "how can we use it" or "when can we use it" in questions?

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    Re: You have to lower yourself.

    It depends on what kind of question you're asking or if you're making a statement showing that you have a query.

    How can we use it?
    I need to know how we can use it.
    Could you tell me how we can use it?
    (In the last one, the verb/subject reversal takes place in "Could you".)

    When can we use it?
    I want to know when we can use it.
    Could you tell me when we can use it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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