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    Default I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    We __________ up the flags on a national holiday.

    We ___________ up at a small hotel just on the edge of the town.


    Is 'hang' the answer for the blanks?


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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    No. Have you ever tried to hang up a small hut?!
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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    For your information, in my opinion, sentence 3 is a rather uncommon use of this phrasal verb. It's correct but I haven't heard it used this way for many years.
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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. Have you ever tried to hang up a small hut?!

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    Then it might be 'PUT'!!

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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    Perfect!
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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

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    Perfect!

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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For your information, in my opinion, sentence 3 is a rather uncommon use of this phrasal verb. It's correct but I haven't heard it used this way for many years.
    You youngsters! I still use it, on the rare occasions I can afford a hotel.
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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

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    You youngsters! I still use it, on the rare occasions I can afford a hotel.

    Then dose 'We put up at a small hotel' mean 'We can afford a small hotel'?


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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    No. It means to stay.
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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

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    Then dose 'We put up at a small hotel' mean 'We can afford a small hotel'?

    No, it means we "stayed at" a small hotel. It's the same as "Our friends put us up at their house for two weeks". "To put up" means to provide or to take advantage of "bed and board".
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