LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||13/MAI/2009 8:28 PM|
|Assunto:||Vai um "takes up" ali, não vai?|
"To take away" = tirar
"To take up" = ocupar
I gave you three bottles of cachaca, but I took away two of them. Now I have two and you have only one. Sucker.
The cangaceiro took away the passenger's horse and then shot him. The horse, not the passenger.
My girlfriend's mother is so fat that she takes up three chairs.
The play took up three hours of our valuable time.
Some people just take up space on earth.
So if Jack takes away two parking spaces, it doesn't mean that he is occupying them but rather that he rescinds their use, builds a jacuzzi on the spot, or otherwise makes them unavailable for use.
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