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    Dear teachers,

    Would you help me to write proper in English the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Why is marking up a book indispensable to reading?

    I contend, quite bluntly, that marking up a book is not an act of mutilation but of love.

    You shouldn't mark up a book which isn't yours.

    mark something up = …annotate or correct text for printing, keying, or typesetting…; take down notes during reading a book (you write in it)

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: mark up a book

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you help me to write proper in English the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Why is marking up a book indispensable to reading?

    I contend, quite bluntly, that marking up a book is not an act of mutilation but of love.

    You shouldn't mark up a book which isn't yours.

    mark something up = …annotate or correct text for printing, keying, or typesetting…; take down notes during reading a book (you write in it)

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Vil,


    (1) I believe that all your sentences are great.

    (2) Many of my favorite books are marked up -- in ink! I have

    learned the hard way to mark them up only in pencil.

    Then I can erase certain notes that later prove incorrect.

    (3) I read somewhere that if one doesn't mark up a book (or even

    a newspaper),

    s/he is not really reading it!!!

    (4) As they say: context is everything. For example, I believe that

    "mark up" would have a different meaning in:

    That bookstore has lost a lot of business because it recently

    marked up all books by 25%. = raised the prices. They had better

    mark down all their books!!!


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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