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    #1

    pick up

    Hi,

    1...and pick me up at...
    2...and pick up me at...

    3. The bus picks up commuters...
    4. The bus picks commuters up...

    I think the sentences number 2 and 3 are correct. Am I wrong?

    Thanks
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    #2

    Re: pick up

    2 is not correct. You would say "pick me up," unless you were saying "pick up me and my basset hound from the vet." Even then, grammatically it should be "pick up my basset hound and me."

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    #3

    Re: pick up

    Yes. Thanks for the reply with examples.

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    #4

    Re: pick up

    Joe, it's a weird little thing:

    These are all okay:
    Pick up Jim. Look up the word.
    Pick Jim up. Look the word up.
    Pick him up. Look it up.

    This form is not.
    Pick up him. Look up it.
    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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    #5

    Re: pick up

    Yes, obviously. Thanks for those examples.

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    #6

    Re: pick up

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    2 is not correct. You would say "pick me up," unless you were saying "pick up me and my basset hound from the vet." Even then, grammatically it should be "pick up my basset hound and me."
    I hope your basset hound is feeling better!

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