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    to put up

    - It poured with rain while we tried to put our tent up.

    Now, in this sentence the verb to put up means to open something that is folded or rolled up, like the tent in this case, so that it gets ready to be used.
    My question is: can I put up a chair, too?
    To fold a chair means that we can close that chair, but to open it, could I say: Can I open/put up that chair?

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    Re: to put up

    Put up suggests more assembly than a folding chair requires to me.

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    Re: to put up

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Put up suggests more assembly than a folding chair requires to me.
    ok...so is "to open" the only verb I can use in this case?

    to open a chair
    to fold a char

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    Re: to put up

    I would "unfold" a folding chair.

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