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  • Hi this is to Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 369. The title of

  • today's lesson is do not use downstairs or upstairs with prepositions, especially

  • prepositions like in, to , at or on. They don't need it. Let's look at the note

  • here. The words downstairs and upstairs already have the meaning of "to " or "on" a

  • lower floor, of course for downstairs or an upper floor for upstairs. So it

  • already has the meaning of the prepositions included in it. So if you

  • look up downstairs in the dictionary, it means like to or on a lower floor. If you

  • look up upstairs, it means two are on an upper floor. So you don't need these

  • prepositions to go with these words. Okay. Let's continue. Let's look at some

  • examples here. Of course with the X, this is where a student might make the

  • mistake and where it's wrong. So if the student said I went to upstairs to get a

  • book from my room. No. You should have just simply said here with the check. I

  • went upstairs to get a book from my room. So you didn't need to say " to" upstairs.

  • It's not needed here. Or again with the X, this is wrong. The bathroom is located at

  • downstairs. No. Again it doesn't take this

  • preposition. With the check, this would be right. You'd say the bathroom is located

  • downstairs. So no, no at, no in, no on. Okay. And the last one here with the X. The basement is

  • in the downstairs. Yeah. Definitely wrong. You should

  • say with the check here. The basement is downstairs. And that's another thing too

  • that students often make a mistake. You should never say something is in a floor

  • in a floor, it sounds like it's like underneath the wood or underneath the

  • tiles like you know, where the bugs may live. We usually say something is on a

  • floor. But in this case with downstairs and upstairs. You don't need any of those

  • prepositions. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you

  • for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is to Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 369. The title of

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