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    " come to the front" or "come up front"

    Hi there!

    Another problem I stumbeld upon in the YL's classroom.

    I think I heard someone saying: "Come up front" as an equivalent for "come to the front".

    Supposedly, the first one is wrong. What do you think about that

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    Re: " come to the front" or "come up front"

    Why are you supposing that the first one is wrong? I'd consider it colloquial, and acceptable in speech. But I don't know what "YL's classroom" is, so I could be wrong.

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    Re: " come to the front" or "come up front"

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post
    Hi there!

    Another problem I stumbled upon in the YL's classroom.

    I think I heard someone saying: "Come up front" as an equivalent for "come to the front".

    Supposedly, the first one is wrong. What do you think about that
    I think that whoever supposes that is wrong. "Up front" is fine.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Apr-2016 at 21:42.
    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: " come to the front" or "come up front"

    I'd hedge my bets and say it is OK in informal contexts.

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