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    UP is one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition.


    UP

    Read until the end ... you'll laugh.

    This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

    It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

    At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.

    At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

    To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

    And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

    We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

    To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

    If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

    When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!

    Oh . . . one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?

    U

    P!


    Did that one crack you UP?

    Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book . . . or not . . . it's UP to you.

    Now I'll shut UP!
    Last edited by vicente; 07-28-2011 at 01:24 AM.
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    Default Re: UP! Funny, but useful!!

    It´s a fun way to learn!

    Thanks to share it with us!!

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    Default Re: UP! Funny, but useful!!

    I do enjoy reading it. This post really makes my day.
    Thanks again! Can I ask, if I can share this to everybody not just here. I swear to acknowledge you upon giving this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyglaire View Post
    I do enjoy reading it. This post really makes my day.
    Thanks again! Can I ask, if I can share this to everybody not just here. I swear to acknowledge you upon giving this post.
    Thanks, but no need to acknowledge me. I did not author this. I received it in an email. The author is unknown so yes, you may share it with whomever you like.
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    Default Re: UP! Funny, but useful!!

    although u posted one day ago, good post for a Friday, Vicente! interesting, indeed! thanks 4 sharing!
    have a great weekend!
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    Hi Sandra!!

    Igualmente! Que tengas un fin maravilloso mi amiga.
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    It seems we are crazy about this word UP.

    For those who are learning English I should point out that some of the phrases cited above are not the best choices for formal English. In some instances the word UP is redundant but I think it is useful to know that a great many people speak and write this way. Just be aware that it is more or less informal.

    If anybody has any doubts or questions, please, just ask and I will try to clarify.

    Saludos!!
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    This was awesome to read and I learned about the word UP. It's crazy how you use these sentences on a daily basis and don't really put much thought into things. I really liked this Vicente.

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    Interesting! Never think this way of using the word 'UP'. We all use it in various ways, mostly in every sentences.
    Very useful information.

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    Sometimes I'm afraid that I use "to look up" too much. But that's when I realize that there is so much information nowadays that you spend your day looking something up. Just to start with, let me know how many things you have been looking up on the web today...And it's not even over!

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