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    Question "up" and "down" (C.T. is down)

    I looked up my dictionary and found "down" also refers to something doesn't work. For example, C.T. is down. Computer is down.

    But can I say C.T. is up again if I mean the C.T. can work again? If no, how should I say correctly?

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    Re: "up" and "down" (C.T. is down)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    I looked up my dictionary and found "down" also refers to something doesn't work. For example, C.T. is down. Computer is down.

    But can I say C.T. is up again if I mean the C.T. can work again?
    Yes, you can; "up" is part of the phrase/idiom 'up and running'.

    Thanks!
    Up and running definition by Babylon's free dictionary

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    Re: "up" and "down" (C.T. is down)

    You can say "It's back up" to indicate that it had been down but now is working again.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "up" and "down" (C.T. is down)

    Thank you very much for your replies. I got it.

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