The sun went down.
He got the medicine down.
The school is further down the road.
v.(used after a verb) on; continue
Please go on.
He was so overcome with emotion that he couldn't go on.
His decision to continue shows great strength of will.
v.(used after a adjective) become; get; grow
The patient is getting worse and worse.
- Note1. "下去" is different from "下来". The form "adj. + 下来" means "begin", and the form "adj. + 下去" means "continue". 2."去" is sometimes read in the neutral tone.
- "下" and "去" can be combined as one word, or be used separately with other elements inserted.
The elevator doesn’t work. We can’t get down.
Can you go down there?