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    Exclamation What is the difference between to act and to act upon?

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    Re: What is the difference between to act and to act upon?

    The difference is that one takes a direct object.

    We must act! [No object]
    I've been complaining about that squeaky door for months, and at last someone's going to act on it.

    The second one can be misinterpreted as the first one + an adverbial. There is a famous headline that read:
    Judges to act on indecent shows.

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