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    Lightbulb I will call you up first thing in the morning

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    Is this sentence correct? If you think it is correct then what actually it means "I will call you up first thing in the morning"?

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    Re: I will call you up first thing in the morning

    Where did you see this image? Can you explain what you think it is supposed to mean? Who is that woman? Is this an ad? Or part of a video lesson?

    As far as the sentence is concerned, there's no apparent need for the word up. The sentence expresses a simple intention by the speaker to make a phone call to the listener early the next day.

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    Re: I will call you up first thing in the morning

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Where did you see this image? Can you explain what you think it is supposed to mean? Who is that woman? Is this an ad? Or part of a video lesson?

    As far as the sentence is concerned, there's no apparent need for the word up. The sentence expresses a simple intention by the speaker to make a phone call to the listener early the next day.
    It's a part of a YouTube video lesson. This woman was giving some example sentences of Future Indefinite tense. I think she meant that the first thing she would do in the morning is to call someone.

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    Re: I will call you up first thing in the morning

    If you think it is correct, then what does actually it means "I will call you up first thing in the morning" mean?


    Some BrE speakers use "call up" to mean the same as "call", but only in the context of telephoning someone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I will call you up first thing in the morning

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Some BrE speakers use "call up" to mean the same as "call", but only in the context of telephoning someone.
    American English speakers do the same.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I will call you up first thing in the morning

    I use ring you up, but not call you up.

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    Re: I will call you up first thing in the morning

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
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    Some BrE speakers use "call up" to mean the same as "call", but only in the context of telephoning someone.
    I'm not so sure. I think there's a subtle difference in use between them.

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