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    Default Re: They went up to the university

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    Hello,

    Is it more formal to use "go up" and "come down"? I think it's just old-fashioned

    By the way would you please teel tell me what do you mean by "To the amusement of my better half"?
    When I use such expressions, I bring a sardonic smile to the face of her who must be obeyed, 'er indoors, the missus, the wife, Mrs fivejedjon.

    She is, regrettably, of a lower social class than I

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    Default Re: They went up to the university

    once I asked a english teacher why they added the (up) he tell me that it is for emphasize
    but on the dictionary says the same told by fivejedjon
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    Default Re: They went up to the university

    can someone give me a quick opinion on that?
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    Default Re: They went up to the university

    Fivejedjon's and the dictionary are right about the phrase, but it's not used much nowadays. I can't see that up adds emphasis- not without more context.

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    Default Re: They went up to the university

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    Once I asked an English teacher why they added the (up). He tell told me that it is for emphasize emphasis,
    but on the dictionary says the same told by as fivejedjon.
    Please see the amendments I have made to your post in red. Be careful with your use of capital letters and punctuation. Thank you.

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    Default Re: They went up to the university

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    When I use such expressions, I bring a sardonic smile to the face of her who must be obeyed, 'er indoors, the missus, the wife, Mrs fivejedjon.

    She is, regrettably, of a lower social class than I
    Okay, thank you so much for the explanation, and excuse me for the mistakes, I didn't check my post before submitting it.

    Thank you.

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