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    A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Hi teachers,
    'Getting out of bed' is a good synonym for 'getting up'.
    How about 'getting up' from the table, which one could be a suitable synonym for it?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Finish eating, if you mean a dining table and not a table for a business meeting, etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Finish eating, if you mean a dining table and not a table for a business meeting, etc.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your help. Yes, I mean a dining table. What if he is getting up from the table just because the phone is ringing? This one wouldn't work. Could you tell one that fits in that situation? Could 'moving up' be a suitable one?
    Last edited by learning54; 04-Jun-2012 at 17:54.

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    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    '. . .leaving the table' fits any situation.

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    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    '. . .leaving the table' fits any situation.
    Hi Rover,
    Thank you for your help. Would 'leaving' the bed fit with 'getting up' from bed.

    L.

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    #6

    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    No, don't say "leaving the bed."

    It's time for me to get up.
    I had to get up to feed the cats but I went back to bed.
    I had to get up twice to answer the phone this morning before I was ready to be up for the day.
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    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, don't say "leaving the bed."
    What about in situation when a person is confined to bed by illness for a long time. Then after a long time when they finally get well, I imagine they could say something like:

    "Now I can finally leave the bed."

    Would that be all right to say (in AmE)?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Yes, I suppose, but it doesn't seem to relate to or fit the context of the original poster's question.
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    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    '. . .leaving the table' fits any situation.
    Hi Rover,
    'He is getting up from the table' means the same as 'He is leaving the table.' Is that so?

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    Re: A suitable synonym for 'getting up' from the table.

    Yes
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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