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    #1

    Post up and in

    The black cat jumped up onto the chair.
    A blue bird flew in through the window.



    Not sure about the importance of using the words up and in in the above sentences. Can they be written without these words?

    The black cat jumped onto to chair.

    A blue bird flew through the window.

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    jkl

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    #2

    Re: up and in

    You can omit the prepositions in both sentences.

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    #3

    Re: up and in

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    You can omit the prepositions in both sentences.
    You can ideed. However, you would use them if you wanted your listener to be sure that you were not describing a situation in which the cat jumped down on to the chair (from, for example, the top of a wardrobe), or the bird escaped from the room through the window - i.e out, not in.

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