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    #1

    arouse - give rise - conjure up

    Are they all correct? Do they mean the same thing?

    1) Many cities can arouse excitement.
    2) Many cities can give rise to excitement.
    3) That city in particular conjured me up when I was young.
    4) When I saw that city I conjured up when I was young.

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    Re: arouse - give rise - conjure up

    Are they all correct? Do they mean the same thing?

    1) Many cities can arouse excitement.
    2) Many cities can give rise to excitement.
    3) That city in particular conjured me up when I was young.
    4) When I saw that city I conjured up when I was young.

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    Re: arouse - give rise - conjure up

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Are they all correct? Do they mean the same thing?

    1) Many cities can arouse excitement. OK.
    2) Many cities can give rise to excitement. Not natural.
    3) That city in particular conjured me up when I was young. No.
    4) When I saw that city I conjured up when I was young. No.
    Bhai.

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    Re: arouse - give rise - conjure up

    1) Many cities can arouse excitement. OK.
    It's okay but would anyone actually say it? It sounds a little stiff and a little weird.

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    Re: arouse - give rise - conjure up

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    It's okay but would anyone actually say it? It sounds a little stiff and a little weird.
    I agree. Although I can imagine hearing it in a TV travel program or similar.

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    Re: arouse - give rise - conjure up

    1. Maybe Las Vegas!

    2. and 3. Conjure up really only works with an object - it is often used with memories.

    3) That city in particular conjured up memories of when I was young. Correct

    4) When I saw that city I conjured up memories of when I was young. I think it is incorrect - the city should really be doing the conjuring, not you.

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