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Application

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:09 am

My grandfather has just bought a new smartphone. He wants to chat with me but he doesn't know how. Can I say the following sentences to him in this case?

1. Download this application onto your phone.
2. Download this application down to your phone.

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan
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Re: Application

Post by tony h » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:11 am

Stevenloan wrote:My grandfather has just bought a new smartphone. He wants to chat with me but he doesn't know how. Can I say the following sentences to him in this case?

1. Download this application onto your phone.
2. Download this application down to your phone.

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan
Probably the most usual phrase would be: you need to download the app this may be extended with on your phone. I will suggest that using "onto" and "application" maybe more correct but are not the common usage. Which makes me wonder whether the "on" should be followed by an apostrophe.

I will also comment that, to my ear, "Can I say the following sentences to him in this case?" seems rather a contrived, unnatural formulation of the question.

Ah well, I hear the clattering of china which means tea is on it's way.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: Application

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:25 pm

tony h : Thank you so so much for your detailed reply. I really appreciate it.
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