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    Question Shalom!

    Hi! I'm from Israel and I'm trying to improve my english. I get confused with the use of phrases like: "we are along here (instead of simply "we are here"), or "I work down there" (instead of "I work there") for instance. Could you please tell me something about this topic or where I can find more information about it in the internet? Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Shalom!

    Welcome to the forums - how about registering?

    Really, without context it is not easy to give you an answer. Can you provide some sentences in which you have met these phrases?

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    Talking Re: Shalom!

    I was registered and I didn't remember that!
    Here some examples:

    -Where are we now?
    -We are just along here (looking at a map).

    -Where do you work?
    -I work down Crown alley which is just down here (also looking at a map).

    -Where is the cathedral?
    -The cathedral is straight down here.

    -Could you tell the way to the cinema?
    -Yes, go down to Smith and turn left.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Shalom!

    Hello!!! anybody home?? Anglika, are you there?

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    Re: Shalom!

    Welcome to the forums ELFABI!

    Just take a little patience and a teacher will surely answer your question.






    PS - Are you Argentinian or Israeli?

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    #6

    Re: Shalom!

    Both. I was born in Argentina but since 1990 I've lived in Israel.

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    Re: Shalom!

    It's common when looking at a map or giving directions to use words like "down" or "over."

    If you say "along about here" that simply means you don't know exactly where on the map you are, but you're somewhere in that area.

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