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    Meaning: Back Up To

    Are these two sentences different:

    1. The land backs to a lake.
    2. The land backs up to a lake.

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    Re: Meaning: Back Up To

    Neither is natural English.

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    #3

    Re: Meaning: Back Up To

    How about:

    3. The land backs into a lake.
    4. The land backs onto a lake.

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    Re: Meaning: Back Up To

    Quote Originally Posted by salute View Post
    How about:

    3. The land backs into a lake.
    4. The land backs onto a lake.

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    No, not natural either.

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    Re: Meaning: Back Up To

    'My house backs onto a lake.'

    This is OK because my house has a back and a front. 'The land' hasn't got a back or a front.

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    Re: Meaning: Back Up To

    How about then these:

    5. The house backs to a lake.
    6. The house backs up to a lake.

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    Re: Meaning: Back Up To

    That's the exact same construction you put in post #1. You have had your answer several times now. Thread closed.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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