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Up – Phrasal verbs and prepositions

Up - The preposition

In this post, Steve examines the word “up” and look at how native speakers perceive the word both in isolation or as a particle in a phrasal verb. Up – Its real meaning In this blog, I will demonstrate that the meaning of up is literally a direction (i.e. the opposite of down). Additionally, after […]

Common Phrasal Verbs: To Take Up

Take Up Golf

To take up something (usually a hobby, sport or activity) see also: to start doing… This phrasal verb is usually separated by its object only when the object is a pronoun – not a noun. Both parts of the verb remain together. This phrasal verb follows the structure : to take up + object. Definition […]

Up – Phrasal verbs and prepositions

Up - The preposition

In the second in our series of posts about the true meaning of prepositions in English, we examine the word up and look at how native speakers perceive the word both in isolation or as a particle in a phrasal verb. Up – It’s real meaning In this blog, I will demonstrate that the meaning […]

Uses of “get”

sign saying: "you'll never get to work on time"

In English, “get” is an informal word and is used more often when speaking rather than when writing. It is very common and can have many different meanings. In this blog, I will explain some of the key uses of “get” and also teach you some common fixed expressions. “Get”, or its past form “got” […]