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пятница, 9 сентября 2011 г.

The shortest most commonly used word in English!

This word is #43 on the list of 500 most commonly used words in the English language. This a two-letter word can be an adverb, a preposition, a verb, and a noun, depending on the context! Check out the exercise below that illustrates the multiple use of this tiny word! 
This small word is: UP

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. If you argue,  you can kiss and make UP.   

And  this UP  is  confusing:  A drain must be opened UP  because  it is blocked 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 !  

Did that one crack you UP 

Don't screw UP .  

Now I'll shut UP !