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    Post Take Up Positions

    "Snipers took positions on the roof."
    "Snipers took up positions on the roof."

    How are "take positions" and "take up positions" different in this context?

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    #2

    Re: Take Up Positions

    They mean the same thing.

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    Re: Take Up Positions

    So, "take positions" and "take UP positions" are ambiguous?

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    #4

    Re: Take Up Positions

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    So, "take positions" and "take UP positions" are ambiguous?
    No. Their meaning is clear.

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    Re: Take Up Positions

    Then, in "Snipers took up positions on the roof", up is redundant?

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    Re: Take Up Positions

    Stop trying to waste our time, troll.

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