Lovers of the English language might enjoy this ......
How do non-natives ever learn all the nuances of English??? 


There is a two-letter word that perhaps 
has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that 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 and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP  the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. 

At other times the 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 the word UP in the dictionary.   In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add  UP ..

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 wets UP the earth. 

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry 
UP . 

One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it 
UP, for now my time is UP , so .... 

Time to shut 
UP .....! 
 
Oh...one more thing:! 
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? 

U     P 


Don't screw up.  Send this on to everyone you look up in your address book.

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