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    #1

    Give up

    Hello, everyone
    Could you please tell me if the following sentences are both correct? Thank you.

    Don't give up on the plan.
    Don't give up the plan.

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    Re: Give up

    I would not use 'give up on' because it has a different meaning, according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...n?q=give+up+on

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Mar-2015 at 00:32. Reason: Minor typo correction

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    Re: Give up

    Both are correct, in my opinion. They have similar meanings, but they are not the same.

    The first says that you shouldn't stop thinking the plan might work.
    The second says that you shouldn't end the plan.

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    Re: Give up

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I wound not use 'give up on' because it has a different meaning, according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...n?q=give+up+on
    It does, but it could work.

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    Re: Give up

    Don't give up on the plan. Don't stop trying to make the plan work; keep trying as it may eventually succeed.
    Don't give up the plan. Don't abandon the plan.


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    #6

    Re: Give up

    What did this add that was different from post #3?

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    Re: Give up

    I just found that 'give up on' works according to the definition below.
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/give+up+on

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