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    psych for

    1)"Well, I'll be headed back home. I have to psych myself up for the upcoming exam." Correct?

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    2)"I'm psyched for tonight. It will be my first date with Michele." OK?
    Last edited by ostap77; 05-Nov-2010 at 13:47.

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    Re: psych for

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Well, I'll be headed back home. I have to psych myself up for the upcoming exam." Correct? Yes

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    "I'm psyched for tonight. It will be my first date with Michele." OK? Yes
    I'm sure you know that this is slang and should not be used in a formal situation.

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    Re: psych for

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I'm sure you know that this is slang and should not be used in a formal situation.
    Yes sir. I was checking the context I may use it in.

    Can we use preposition "up" with it in sentence 2)?
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    Re: psych for

    No, not in #2.
    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: psych for

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    No, not in #2.
    Is it always transative? Can I say psych up for an exam?

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    Re: psych for

    I don't know that I've thought about it that much, but you would use "Psyche myself up" or "I got them all psyched up" so I guess it is transitive when you use the "up."
    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: psych for

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I don't know that I've thought about it that much, but you would use "Psyche myself up" or "I got them all psyched up" so I guess it is transitive when you use the "up."
    Can we say psyche for an exam?
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    Re: psych for

    I'm psyched for this exam. I've been studying for days and I know I'm going to nail it.

    I'm so psyched for the opening of the Harry Potter movie.

    Yes.
    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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