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    gear up

    "They are gearing up a new series of demonstrations."

    AND

    "They are gearing up for a series of demostrations."

    Did I use it correctly?

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    Re: gear up

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "They are gearing up a new series of demonstrations."

    AND

    "They are gearing up for a series of demostrations."

    Did I use it correctly?
    "...gearing up for...." would be correct.

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    Re: gear up

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    "...gearing up for...." would be correct.
    The reason I'm asking is that I was trying to figure it out so I looked it up in a dictionary it says "to gear sth/sb up" and is followed up with an example "I'm gearing myself up to ask him". So "gear sth up" can't be used without "to do something"?

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    Re: gear up

    Gearing up "to" or gearing up "for" is normal. "To" with a verb, "for" with a noun.

    I'm gearing up for the party tonight. I'm gearing up to play the big game tonight.

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    Re: gear up

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Gearing up "to" or gearing up "for" is normal. "To" with a verb, "for" with a noun.

    I'm gearing up for the party tonight. I'm gearing up to play the big game tonight.
    So I can't gear a party up or gaer up a party?
    Last edited by ostap77; 08-Feb-2011 at 22:21.

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    #6

    Re: gear up

    Doesn't sound good to me.

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