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    To settle down

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. In the afternoon, after coming home from work, John drinks two glasses of red wine to settle down.
    2. Maria sat on the sofa and read a book to settle down.
    3. The couple settled down watching the TV.

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    Re: To settle down

    I would use "unwind/chill out" for 1 & 2.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: To settle down

    Excuse me for repeating my question. I would be glad if I a native speaker of English or an English teacher would answer my question and tell me if I could use "to settle down" in my sentences.

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    Re: To settle down

    I'd say exactly the same as tedmc did.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: To settle down

    For #1 and #2 "unwind" is fine; "chill out" is more casual.
    For #3, use "settled down to watch (no article) TV."

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