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    Posted: August/07/2015 at 12:30pm

I NEVER HAVE EVEN  THOUGHT ABOUT  UP LIKE THIS BEFORE.  AMAZING REALLY.

 

Just ONE example of why English is SO difficult to learn . . . . .

Think about it.    

                 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 &   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 & 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

De
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