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    Cool Sit Back Vs Sit Up?

    Hello amigos1

    Whats the difference between these verbs? Ive already looked it up in a dictionary and Im still confused!!! I hope one of the fellow foreros can help me:)

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    Re: Sit Back Vs Sit Up?

    In idiomatic English, "sit back" means relax; "sit up" means be alert, pay attention.

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    Re: Sit Back Vs Sit Up?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos1

    Whats the difference between these verbs? Ive already looked it up in a dictionary and Im still confused!!! I hope one of the fellow foreros can help me:)

    Thanks,

    Sam
    sit up phrasal verb
    to be in a sitting position or get into a sitting position after you have been lying down:


    He was sitting up in bed, reading his book. She sat up and reached for her glass.




    sit back phrasal verb
    1. to get into a comfortable position, for example in a chair, and relax:
    Sit back and relax - I'll open a bottle of wine.

    2. to relax and make no effort to get involved in something or influence what happens: Don't just sit back and wait for new business to come to you.
    Hope this helps!Dawood
    Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 17-May-2008 at 12:14.

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