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    What are the differences between the following sentences?

    1) I am sitting up in my room.
    2) I am sitting right in my room.
    3) I am sitting in my room.

    I'd especially like to understand meaning of the the sentence #1.

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    Re: "Up"

    The first one could be: I am sitting - up in my room. The speaker's room is upstairs.
    It could also be: I am sitting up (rather than lying down) in my bed in my room,
    or: I am sitting up (rather than going to bed) in my room.

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    Thank you. I don't even know why but I always thought the sentence #1 had the same meaning as the sentence #2. Now I can see I was wrong.

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    Re: "Up"

    I can't think of many natural situations where I would say "I am sitting right in my room".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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