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    Move back up

    Hello,

    What is function/meaning of 'up' here in this sentence?

    I'm gonna sell this house and move back up there with you.

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    Re: Move back up

    I think it means "closer" to "you". Simply put, you could say "I'm gonna sell this house and move back closer to you."

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Move back up

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    What is function/meaning of 'up' here in this sentence?

    I'm gonna sell this house and move back up there with you.
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    I think it means 'north'.

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    Re: Move back up

    In the US, we do tend to use "up" to mean north. She's going to move up to New York. She's going to move down to Georgia.

    We also use "back" for the east and "out" for the west. He moved back east a few years ago. My brother moved out west.
    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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