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    Exclamation Phrasal Verb "BRING UP"

    Hello! Can anyone help me with a difficult problem. Is it possible to say "Don't bring up the bowl to your mouth?" I think the correct sentence should be "Don't bring the bowl up to your mouth" but I have been told that both are correct. The former one sounds strange to me. HELP ME PLEASE!
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    Re: Phrasal Verb "BRING UP"

    The latter is the correct expression.

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    Re: Phrasal Verb "BRING UP"

    Quote Originally Posted by JJM Ballantyne
    The latter is the correct expression.
    Isn't bring up separable in all uses???
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    bring up (1. separable): mention (as a topic of discussion).

    "We planned to discuss overtime pay in the meeting. Why didn't someone bring that topic up?"


    bring up (2. separable): raise; rear.

    "Lucy's parents died when she was a baby. Her grandparents brought her up."


    http://www.eslcafe.com/pv/pv-b.html


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    Re: Phrasal Verb "BRING UP"

    can i say "look it up from your dictionaries" ?

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    Re: Phrasal Verb "BRING UP"

    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    can i say "look it up from your dictionaries" ?
    No, that's "look it up in your dictionaries".

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