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    a few connotations of "get up"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    He rose to his feet and slowly made for the door.
    He got up and slowly made for the door.

    get up = arise from bed; also, sit or stand up

    Once I get up and have coffee, I'm ready to work.

    get up = to stand up; get to your feet

    A man should get up when a woman comes into the room.

    get up = to prepare; get ready

    Mary got up a picnic for her visitor.

    The children are getting up a play for nextweek

    The students got up a special number of the newspaper to celebrate the school's 50th birthday.

    get up = to dress up.

    One of the girls got herself up as a witch for the Halloween party.

    Mary got herself up in a nice new dress.

    get up = to go ahead

    The wagon driver shouted, "Get up!" to his horses.

    get up = climb up; ascend

    The hill was so steep that the old car had difficulty getting up.

    get up = rise; stiffen

    There's a wind getting up. I hope the boats are safe.

    get up = create or organize

    She got up the petition against zoning.

    Whatever will the students get up to next?

    get up = draw on, create in oneself

    I hope you don't get up against the director in one of his bad tempers.

    get up = develop

    The history lessons get up to the year 1642 and then stop.


    Has that cat been getting up to its silly tricks again?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: a few connotations of "get up"

    It looks pretty good to me, although I don't know if I would say get up a petition.


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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "get up"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    He rose to his feet and slowly made for the door.
    He got up and slowly made for the door.

    get up = arise from bed; also, sit or stand up

    Once I get up and have coffee, I'm ready to work.

    get up = to stand up; get to your feet

    A man should get up when a woman comes into the room.

    get up = to prepare; get ready

    Mary got up a picnic for her visitor.

    The children are getting up a play for next week

    The students got up a special number of the newspaper to celebrate the school's 50th birthday.

    get up = to dress up.

    One of the girls got herself up as a witch for the Halloween party.

    Mary got herself up in a nice new dress.

    get up = to go ahead

    The wagon driver shouted, "Get up!" to his horses.

    get up = climb up; ascend

    The hill was so steep that the old car had difficulty getting up.

    get up = rise; stiffen

    There's a wind getting up. I hope the boats are safe. (The wind is starting and getting stronger)

    get up = create or organize

    She got up the petition against zoning.

    Whatever will the students get up to next?

    get up = draw on, create in oneself= to do something, especially something slightly bad

    I hope you don't get up against the director in one of his bad tempers.
    Come some time during evening hour and see what the kids are getting up to
    get up = develop

    The history lessons get up to the year 1642 and then stop.


    Has that cat been getting up to its silly tricks again?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are fine though I am not sure of the underlined one, which according to me can be revised to:
    Mary was got up in a picnic for her visitor

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    Re: a few connotations of "get up"

    (Thanks to Sarat106, I am taking another look at this one.)

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    Mary got up a picnic for her visitor.
    I am not familiar with that usage, and I would say Mary prepared a picnic for her visitor.

    (Because I am unfamiliar with something doesn't mean it isn't used. One person can't know everythinbg. On the other hand, two people have commented on this one.)



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