Use of down stairs and downstairs

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I am confused as to whether I should use downstairs or down stairs in the sentenance below.

See example:

I raced downstairs to see my family already eating breakfast and I promptly joined them.
asked Oct 15 '12 at 05:54 Ford Brown New member

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Downstairs is an adverb describing Raced and is correct in your sentence. You may also write "I raced down the stairs." There should also be a comma before the And. You have two complete sentence structures in the example. Alternatively, you could remove the second I, or you may replace the And with a period and make two actual sentences. In ascending order of brevity:

 

I raced downstairs to see my family already eating breakfast, and I promptly joined them.

 

I raced downstairs to see my family already eating breakfast and promptly joined them.

 

I raced downstairs to see my family already eating breakfast. I promptly joined them.

link comment answered Oct 15 '12 at 09:38 mysticete Contributor
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Great answer by Mysticete.

 

Please also note that sentence is not spelled sentenance.

link comment answered Oct 17 '12 at 09:21 Peter Guess Expert

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