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    take someone's offer

    Hello,

    Could you possibly let me know what does "up" contributes to the following sentences?

    A: He took my offer.
    A1: He took up my offer.

    B: These dresses takes a lot of space in my closet.
    B!: These dresses takes up a lot of space in my closet.

    C: He took Spanish when he was at school
    C1: I took up Spanish when I was at school.

    D: He took his position by the door.
    D1: He took up his position by the door.


    I sincerely thank you for your invariable support.

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    Re: take someone's offer

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    Hello,

    Could you possibly let me know what does "up" contributes to the following sentences?

    A: He took my offer. Unnatural.
    A1: He took up my offer. Natural.

    B: These dresses takes a lot of space in my closet.
    B!: These dresses takes up a lot of space in my closet. Both ungrammatical.

    C: He took Spanish when he was at school. Natural.
    C1: I took up Spanish when I was at school. Unnatural.

    D: He took his position by the door.
    D1: He took up his position by the door. Both mean the same.


    I sincerely thank you for your invariable support.
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    Re: take someone's offer

    Do you mean invaluable support?

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    Re: take someone's offer

    I wanted to say that you guys have constantly supported me so I thought "unwavering" or "invariable" would be a good choice. Since you have specifically pointed out "invariable" I suspect my usage was erroneous.

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