Student or Learner
Do "drop/fall/sink down to" and "rise up to" sound natural, correct and acceptable or wrong and non-natural?
Is this sentence correct: "The price of these stocks dropped/fell/sank down to $8.00 and later rose up to $10.00."? If I can't say that, why was written "rise up to" and "dropped down to" in the following sentences?
"Bosch says weak euro will help sales rise up to 5%." (europe.autonews)
"ZoŽ Kravitz Dropped Down to 90 Pounds to Play Woman With Anorexia."(eonline)
Thanks in advance!
Thank you very much, probus!
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You can nearly always omit 'up' and 'down' after verbs like 'rise', 'climb', 'drop', 'fall' and 'sink' — certainly in the examples in your post.
You don't need "down" after any of them. "Dropped", "fell" and "sank" all imply a downward direction. You don't need "up" after "rose" for the same reason (implied upwards direction).
The price of these stocks fell to £10 but later rose to £13.
Apologies - I completely missed the second part of Rover's post above.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
If I write "...stocks dropped down to $8.00 and later rose up to $10.00." in a test of English proficiency, would you as an English native speaking teacher correct me for it been redundant or not? Would you say to me "Don't worry! It's all ok! You can say 'stocks dropped down to/fell down to/sank down to $8.00' and 'stocks rose up to $10.00' with no problem. We would probably say it too."?
What would it be your reaction if I say "...stocks dropped down to $8.00 and later rose up to $10.00."? Would it be something like "Oh my God! You said 'stocks dropped down to $8.00 and later rose up to $10.00'. You must say just 'stocks dropped to $8.00 and later rose to $10.00', idiot. You failed for this mistake"?
Sorry if I'm asking the same question as before!