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Build up (the) City of Evil.
Build (the) City of Evil up.
Which sentence is correct? Is it possible to write City of Evil without the ? Is there better word as build up to discribe the process of building a city from one-house "village" to a big city with millions of inhabitants?
to build up is a separable optional phrasal verb.
It means the separation is optional when the object is not a pronoun or not a long noun phrase.
City of Evil is neither a pronoun nor long. The choice is yours whether you split or not.
You need the article.
build up means: