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RoseSpring

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The area of twon is beginning to look very.......... and impoverished.

a) Run down.

b) Put-down.

c) Broken-down.

Which choice is the correct one?
 

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Which one do you think is correct and why? Try first!
 

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I think it is run-down because it means worn and broken down. Actually, waht has confused me is that I found in the dictionary that one of the meanings of run-down is broken-down! So, I am wavering between both!
 

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I think it is run-down because it means worn and broken down. Actually, waht has confused me is that I found in the dictionary that one of the meanings of run-down is broken-down! So, I am wavering between both!
We would use "run down" in that context.
 
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