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    To Walk up vs To walk over

    Dear Teacher,
    Can you please explain the difference between:
    1) to walk up to, and,
    2) to walk over to.

    For example would you say:
    a) John walks over to her sister or,
    b) John walks up to her sister

    a) John walks over to the desk or
    b) John walks up to the desk

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    Re: To Walk up vs To walk over

    If I walk up to someone, I walk towards them and come close enough to them to attract their attention.
    If I walk over to someone, I move across a room (or some other space) towards them. I may not get very close to them.

    Very often there is little practical difference.

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