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    The bear standing on its hind legs, lifted (up) its right paw.

    The bear standing on its hind legs, lifted its right paw.

    The bear standing on its hind legs, lifted up its right paw.

    Do both sentences have the same meaning?

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    Re: The bear standing on its hind legs, lifted (up) its right paw.

    Yes. In my opinion, "up" is redundant. We rarely lift anything in any other direction and when talking about paws or hands, it pretty much has to be up.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: The bear standing on its hind legs, lifted (up) its right paw.

    There are some grammar issues here.

    Which bear? The bear standing on its hind legs. In that case, you have separated the subject from the verb with a comma. Don't do that.
    The bear standing on its hind legs lifted its right paw.

    Or maybe there is only bear. In that case, the tense is wrong. The bear stood on its hind legs and lifted its right paw.

    You could also say "raised" instead of "lifted" - that sounds a bit more natural to me.
    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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    Re: The bear standing on its hind legs, lifted (up) its right paw.

    If there's only one bear, you could say "The bear, standing on its hind legs, lifted/raised its paw".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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