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When Did Your Flight "Touch Down" in California?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, May 13, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

to touch downDo you like to travel by plane?

I don't know about you, but when I think about traveling somewhere by plane, I think about adventure and excitement!

If you have done a lot of traveling in the English-speaking world, you have probably heard today's phrasal verb before.

Today's phrasal verb is "touch down."


Here is a sample sentence:

"Our flight is scheduled to touch down in Los Angeles at 10am on Friday morning."


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To touch down


helicopter touching down

  • What does it mean? "Touch down" means to make contact with the ground or to land. This is usually used when we talk about planes, helicopters or space shuttles landing.

  • Grammar tips: This verb cannot be separated with an object. The words "touch" and "down" must stay together.

  • More examples: "When our helicopter touched down in the desert, I could see for miles." or "I will be there to pick you up when your flight touches down in New York."



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