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    Dear All,

    Could you please listen to a short episode. I hear something like "at" rather than up, but it should up in "get the stairs up". Many thanks.
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    Re: Up

    He whispers Sorry it took me so long to get up the stairs. There is no expression "get the stairs up"; I can think of an obscure situation involving attic stairs or other movable ones where that phrase might occur, but it's not really worth much consideration.
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    Re: Up

    There does seem to be some sort of particle after "stairs" but I can't make it out. Maybe our BrE speakers can help.

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    Re: Up

    It sounds to me like a puff. He's out of breath.

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    Re: Up

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    There does seem to be some sort of particle after "stairs" but I can't make it out. Maybe our BrE speakers can help.
    The intake of breath after stairs is I was.

    I was stopped to talk by about a hundred people

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    Re: Up

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The intake of breath after stairs is I was.
    I had to listen to that four times before got it - my hearing is not too sharp these days - but I think you're right.

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    Re: Up

    Quote Originally Posted by svetlana14 View Post
    Dear All,

    Would you please listen to a short episode? I hear something like "at" rather than "up", but it should be "up" in "get the stairs up". Many thanks.
    I didn't know I would download something just by clicking on the link. I guess I'll have to be more careful from now on.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 03-Apr-2021 at 03:21. Reason: Fix punctuation
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    I didn't know in advance either. It does seem to be harmless.
    Last edited by probus; 03-Apr-2021 at 00:43. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Up

    That's something to bear in mind in future. Whenever someone attaches an mp3 file, there is no way to play it directly via the website. Clicking on it will download it, and you will then have to play it through a media player on your device. It works differently from things like Vocaroo, where someone records their own voice and shares the recording via a link directly to the Vocaroo website from where you can play it. Links to YouTube videos (or similar) work the same way as Vocaroo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Up

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The intake of breath after stairs is I was.

    I was stopped to talk by about a hundred people
    Yes, definitely.
    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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