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    up onto the floor

    I threw the paper up onto the roof.
    I threw the paper onto the roof.

    I know the meaning of "onto the floor". But I wonder what the "up onto the roof' means?

    Could anyone help me?
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    Re: up onto the floor

    It's hard to imagine. Perhaps you are in the pit in front of the stage, so the stage floor is up? You certainly won't have to use this very often!


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    Re: up onto the floor

    Sorry ! "It is `up onto the roof'. I now have edited.

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    Re: up onto the floor

    The roof is above you. You have to throw something UP for it to get there. Can you picture that? You throw it up, and it stays on the roof. You have thrown it up onto the roof.

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    Re: up onto the floor

    As what we would do as a child. My brother would go up the roof and I'd throw his slippers up onto the roof. I'll throw mine after and follow after him, and we'd be chasing each other there till our dad would get mad of the noise we're making.


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    Re: up onto the floor

    Thank you friends.

    I think, I threw the paper onto the roof has also the same meaning as "up on to the roof".

    So, does this "up" is a redundant?

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    Re: up onto the floor

    "I threw the paper up onto the roof" could be considered redundant, but you might want to make it clear which direction it is going.

    ~R

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