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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    #1

    Smile When you take up/on a job, do your best

    When you take up/on a job, do your best to carry it out.



    Do both up and on fit in the above? If yes, what are their differences in meaning? Thanks.

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    Re: When you take up/on a job, do your best

    Perhaps they can both be used, but I am only familiar with on in that context ("When you take on a job...."). If up can be used in that context it would, no doubt, mean the same thing.

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    Re: When you take up/on a job, do your best

    Thanks, Ron.
    But in what contexts would you prefer to use "take up?"

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    Re: When you take up/on a job, do your best

    take up
    We might say take up to say that we have adopted the practice of a certain activity on a regular basis. Example:
    Ron has decided to take up sewing.
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    Re: When you take up/on a job, do your best

    take on, take up
    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...l-verbs/t.html

    Ron has decided to take up golf.
    Ron took on the job of editing a weekly newsletter.

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    Re: When you take up/on a job, do your best

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    take on, take up

    Ron has decided to take up golf.

    Ron took on the job of editing a weekly newsletter.
    Thanks, Ron.
    Got it.

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