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

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    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".
    The use like "our friends put us up for the weekend" is common. I've never heard it used like "we put up at a hotel."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The use like "our friends put us up for the weekend" is common. I've never heard it used like "we put up at a hotel."
    See #3 and #7
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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    See #3 and #7
    I'm sure that SoothingDave realises that this is a difference between BrE and AmE. I don't think he needs to have this pointed out to him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'm sure that SoothingDave realises that this is a difference between BrE and AmE. I don't think he needs to have this pointed out to him.
    I'm sorry SoothingDave, I just meant to help, but apparently Sr. bhaisahab got offended somehow. I'd better keep a distance.
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    Default Re: I _________ up a small hut in the backyard.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    I'm sorry SoothingDave, I just meant to help, but apparently Sr. bhaisahab got offended somehow. I'd better keep a distance.
    No problem, you were winking at me.

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