English grammar. Is this sentence correct? ?

"We descended from the auto rickshaw." (to mean we got off the autorickshaw.)

4 Answers

  • 1 week ago


  • 1 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.

  • 1 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”


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