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Prepositions - Down

1. Down indicates movement from a higher place.

Pattern: noun + verb + down + noun
The rocks rolled down the mountain.

Typical verbs used before down:
come, fall, go, move, roll, run, slide, walk

2. Down means following the way of; along

Pattern 1: noun + verb + down + noun
The old man went down the road on foot.

Typical verbs used before down:
come, drive, go, move, run, skate, walk

Pattern 2: noun + verb + noun + down + noun
The boys rode their bikes down the street this morning.

Typical verbs before down:
bring, carry, drive, move, pull, push, ride, take

Typical nouns after down:
freeway, highway, path, road, sidewalk, street, turnpike

3. Down indicates destruction.

Pattern 1: noun + verb + down + noun
The intruder broke down the door.

Typical verbs used before down:
blow, break, bring, burn, cut, strike, take

Pattern 2: verb + noun + down
The intruder broke the door down.

4. Expression

upside down—turned so that the bottom is on top
The cups go in the dishwasher upside down.

5. Phrasal verbs

back down (intransitive)—retreat
The dog backed down when I called his name.

calm down (separable)—soothe; tranquilize
We had to calm the children down after the excitement.

close down (separable)—stop business activity, temporarily or permanently
We close the shop down at four o'clock every day.
They plan to close that business down for good.

come down with (nonseparable)—become sick
She missed the picnic because she came down with the flu.

crack down on (nonseparable)—impose restrictions
The police are cracking down on street violence.
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    LACHNANTHES

    Lachnanthes tinctoria
    Red root, spirit weed.

    Key Uses:
  • Circulatory system disorders related to the head and chest
  • Right-sided headaches accompanied by great chilliness
  • Tuberculosis

    Origin : Native to eastern North America.

    Background : A red dye is derived from the plant’s root, hence one of its common names. When eaten, the root causes cerebral stimulation or narcosis.

    Preparation : The whole, fresh, flowering plant, with the root, is steeped in alcohol.

    Remedy Profile : Lachnanthes is most appropriate for those who are prone to hilarious, overexcited, talkative behavior followed by stupid, irritable moods. They are restless both night and day, and sleepy, although they often have difficulty falling asleep and may experience distressing dreams.
    The main focus of the remedy rests on the circulation, especially in relation to the head and chest. There is typically a sensation of heat bubbling and boiling up from the heart and chest to the head. Right-sided headaches accompanied by great chilliness may also be treated with this remedy, as may tuberculosis.

    Symptoms Better : For being in bed; for being warmed.

    Symptoms Worse : On the right side; for noise; on waking during the night.


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