1. ChirpingBird Member

    French
    Good evening,

    Already some threads about it but I’m not sure after reading them I came up with what I was looking for.

    A toddler is trying to build up a tower with wooden blocks. From their different sizes stems a specific order you have to follow to keep the tower balanced.
    As he places the biggest block on a smaller one, how would you say that the biggest one must remain at the tower base ? For those who speak French that would be « non non, celui-là il va tout en bas »

    My attempts :
    1. No, this one goes at the very bottom of the tower
    2. No, this one goes all the way down of the tower
    3. Anything else maybe ?

    Thank you so much for your help,

    CB
     
  2. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    1. No, this one goes at the very bottom of the tower :tick:
    2. No, this one goes all the way down of the tower :cross: (no such thing as down of)
     
  3. ChirpingBird Member

    French
    Thanks SwissPete !

    About number 2, « All the way down to the bottom » would be correct ?

    Edit : as I checked what I wrote in the first place about number 1, wouldn’t it rather be « this one goes to the very bottom » ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
  4. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    ... all the way down to/to the bottom :tick:

    I don't see at or to making a big difference.
     
  5. moustic Senior Member

    near Limoges, Fr.
    British English
    That one goes right at the bottom.
     
  6. misterk Moderator

    Boston, MA, USA
    English-American
    at the bottom, and not to the bottom ("to go to the bottom" would be descendre.)
     
  7. LFitzmaur

    LFitzmaur Senior Member

    Boston, MA
    English
    No, this one is always placed at the bottom of the tower.
     
  8. ChirpingBird Member

    French
    Many thanks to each one of you, every answer did help a lot !
     

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