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    up to here with smt?

    I need your help with the following completions
    1. I need an assistant Im up to ____ with work.
    A.my eyes B.my ears C.here D.All are correct
    My teacher said all were correct but I am really not sure if this is a correct answer.
    I've looked up the dictionary and found out that "up to my eyes/ears" goes with preposition "in", not "with". But besides, I find nothing to do with "here". I wonder if "up to here with something" would make sense.
    2. Wow-flowers! I love them, thanks they are absolutely ____
    A.Stunning B.gorgeous C.beautiful D.all are correct
    3. Phew! Its too hot to go outside, its absolutely ____
    A. Boiling scorching baking all are correct
    I think that all are correct in both sentences 2 and 3 but I'm not sure.


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    Re: up to here with smt?

    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    I need your help with the following completions
    1. I need an assistant Im up to ____ with work.
    A.my eyes B.my ears C.here D.All are correct
    My teacher said all were correct but I am really not sure if this is a correct answer.
    I've looked up the dictionary and found out that "up to my eyes/ears" goes with preposition "in", not "with". But besides, I find nothing to do with "here". I wonder if "up to here with something" would make sense.
    Commonly used and understood.
    2. Wow-flowers! I love them, thanks they are absolutely ____
    A.Stunning B.gorgeous C.beautiful D.all are correct
    3. Phew! Its too hot to go outside, its absolutely ____
    A. Boiling scorching baking all are correct
    I think that all are correct in both sentences 2 and 3 but I'm not sure.They are.
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    Re: up to here with smt?

    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    I need your help with the following completions
    1. I need an assistant Im up to ____ with work.
    A.my eyes B.my ears C.here D.All are correct
    My teacher said all were correct but I am really not sure if this is a correct answer.
    I've looked up the dictionary and found out that "up to my eyes/ears" goes with preposition "in", not "with". But besides, I find nothing to do with "here". I wonder if "up to here with something" would make sense.
    2. Wow-flowers! I love them, thanks they are absolutely ____
    A.Stunning B.gorgeous C.beautiful D.all are correct
    3. Phew! Its too hot to go outside, its absolutely ____
    A. Boiling scorching baking all are correct
    I think that all are correct in both sentences 2 and 3 but I'm not sure.
    You're right about two and three. "up to here" is OK, and makes more sense if you imagine the gesture that goes with it (a hand marking the height of the metaphorical tide on the speaker's face). I agree that you're strictly right about 'up to my eyes in', though speakers are commonly less careful and I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear with in any of the (1) cases.

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