English grammar. Is this sentence correct? ?
"We descended from the auto rickshaw." (to mean we got off the autorickshaw.)
- KrishnamurthyLv 71 week ago
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 71 month ago
The grammar in this is correct, but it is very formal and generally no one would speak like this today. You could say:
We got out of the auto rickshaw.
We left the auto rickshaw.
- Land-sharkLv 71 month ago
"Got out of the rickshaw" would be better to use. An old fashioned word would be "alighted" from the rickshaw. When you use the word "descended", there is a second and quite humorous meaning. Like humans are descended from apes.
- 1 month ago
It’s sort of correct. It carries the proper meaning, but “descended” is not a choice any native speaker or writer would choose. Except maybe an exotic choice of a novelist for some reason.
“We got off the auto rickshaw.” Would be the #1 choice for most people.
Other reasonable alternatives would be:
“Stepped out of”
“Got out of”
“Hopped out of”