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~The woman has a lot of freckles, so she is making up.
~The woman has a lot of freckles, so she is putting on makeup.
Verb make up has a lot of meanings in dictionaries. If I only say "She is making up.", how can a native English speaker understand what I mean? Which usage is more common, to make up or to put makeup?
"Making up" doesn't usually mean applying makeup. Its usual usage means forgiving one another after a fight.
You can't say "to put makeup." You need the preposition: to put on makeup.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Jan-2016 at 18:17. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.
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