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    #1

    clean or clean up

    1- Clean the table.
    or
    2- Clean up the table.


    ====

    3-I want to clean my room.
    or
    4-I want to clean up my room.

    And what's the difference?





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    #2

    Re: clean or clean up

    In typical conversation no difference between 1 & 2 and 3 & 4.

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    #3

    Re: clean or clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by love-you-mom View Post
    1- Clean the table.
    or
    2- Clean up the table.


    ====

    3-I want to clean my room.
    or
    4-I want to clean up my room.

    And what's the difference?





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    I agree with Bill. If I can find any nuance in these phrases at all, 1 means to remove those things on the table that are not normally there, dishes, cups, etc. 2 might include also wiping the table off to remove any possible crumbs, etc. 4 usually refers to picking up things that don't belong on the floor, bed, or elsewhere. 3 might include washing available surfaces, walls, floors, etc. But these differences will be slight and not universal.

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