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    IS this acceptable

    Hi,my dear friends and teachers,I am desperate for your help.
    I came across such a sentence:

    His uncle's letter called up him of those old good days when they lived together in the small village.

    As far as I know, we often use " call up sth " to mean" recall sth " or "remind sb of sth" to mean " cause sb to recall sth".Can we use " call up sb of sth " to express the same meaning? Is this sentence acceptable?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: IS this acceptable

    Quote Originally Posted by tianhang View Post

    As far as I know, we often use "call up sth" Not that I am aware of. to mean" recall sth " or "remind sb of sth" to mean " cause sb to recall sth".Can we use " call up sb of sth " to express the same meaning? Is this sentence acceptable? No, it's not.

    His uncle's letter (reminded him of)(made him recall) those good old days when they lived together in the small village.

    Thanks a lot!
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