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    #1

    "upon"?

    Does "upon" mean "up on"?

  1. sheena55ro
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    Re: "upon"?

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen
    Does "upon" mean "up on"?

    "Upon" means "on".

    Basically, "on" and "upon" are both prepositions that can indicate time and place.
    e.g. : "depend on" and "depend upon" essentially mean the same.
    However, I would say that at least in AE (American English) "upon" is considered a bit more formal, and would be used for emphasis.

    For example:

    She depends on her parents`support.
    She depends upon her parents`support.
    Both prepositions mean the same thing.

    "I'm really depending on you to be there for me."
    "I'm really depending upon you to be there for me."
    Again, both prepositions mean the same thing.

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    Re: "upon"?

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    Does "unto" mean "onto", or just "to"?

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    Re: "upon"?

    "Unto" just means "to". It is, even more than "upon", archaic, so you shouldn't use it -- it'll make you sound as if you're quoting Shakespeare, or the Bible.

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