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    #1

    to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Are the sentences below correct? Do they mean the same?

    1. She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
    2. She wrapped the baby up in a blanket.

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    #2

    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Which the sentences are more natural?

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    #4

    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Both are fine. Rover would have said so if they weren't. What does "sth" mean?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    What does "sth" mean?
    something

    "She wrapped up the baby in a blanket" - Is correct, too and does it mean the same?

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    #6

    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Sometimes we say "swaddled".


    The baby was swaddled in a blanket.

    She swaddled the baby in a blanket.


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    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Swaddling a baby is wrapping it very tightly in cloth to prevent all movement.

    Wrapping it in a blanket is just to keep it warm.

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    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    Thanks for all the questions but I mean is the 3rd statement correct and does it mean the same as 1st and 2nd statement?

    1. She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
    2. She wrapped the baby up in a blanket.
    3. She wrapped up the baby in a blanket.

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    #9

    Re: to wrap sth/to wrap sth up

    #3 is not as natural as the other two.

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