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lower down

Post by paracompact » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:46 am

It was a very strange hole. Alice was falling very slowly, and she had time to think and to look around her. She could see nothing below her because it was so dark. But when she looked at the sides of the hole, she could see cupboards and books and pictures on the walls. She had time to take things out of a cupboard, look at them, and then put them back in a cupboard lower down.

(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Oxford Bookworms Library)
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[QUESTION 1] What is the part of speech of lower?

[QUESTION 2] What is the part of speech of down?

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Re: lower down

Post by Alan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:11 am

Both are adverbial in this case. (Lower = In a lower place)