I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep.
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is ' UP'. It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic comeUP ? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brightenUP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lockUP the house and fix UP the old car.
At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special. If you argue, you can kiss and make UP.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many waysUP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for a while, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . My time is UP!
Oh . . . One more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
P ! (you pee?)
Did that one crack you UP?
Don't screw UP, remember . . . it's UP to you.
[u]DO YOU KNOW ANYMO[/u]RE?
I have to go UP one letter UP to arrive at WELL which has 5 parts of speech as WELL.
This thread has started WELL (adverb), so all is WELL with us (Adjective). WELL, who would have imagined (interjection) , that this WELL of knowledge (noun) could make tears WELL up in my eyes (verb)
Well well that was quick!
Hope your well?
well, I am a bit embarressed now that I realise that well has 2 more letters than up!
still impressive AB!
It s good to feel you re on the UP
on the UP is good, WELL as WELL. BUT, unfortunately , there's a BUT...
BUT- conjunction, preposition, adverb, pronoun, noun and verb.
Please someone check it out. I'm tooo tired just now.
WELL ElleMac, I have wracked my poor brain BUT have only come UP with:
You did, BUT they did not (Conjugation)
Nobody cared BUT me (Preposition)
It is BUT only just past 8p.m. (adverb)
I cannot WELL expect you to put UP with water BUTT as a noun ? WEll it have an extra T, BUT one never knows , sometimes WELL meaning people are prepared to put UP with a spelling mistake.
BUT, WELL I am not really UP to provide BUT as a pronoun or a verb. Like your goodself I am too tired, BUT somebody else may be WELL UP to the task
Crumbs , I have just seen that I have typed conjugation instead of conjunction. I am relieved that i didn't type proposition!
Well, I was but an inch from giving up on this thread , but no, I thought let's get something clear, it is but us, especially us from up North and Wales, who sometimes mess up this language of ours but we also brighten it up , albeit but by a small portion
It really makes me well up when I but think about it, but I dry up fairly quickly, and move on .
I am but a mere mortal and not always that well, but up in North Hampshire I am well looked after.
I live but a few miles from Highclere Castle, well well you may say, up near Downton Abbey eh? Yes , but a mere stone's throw away.
Highclere is but a few miles from Burgclere which is only but up the road from Kingsclere,
Is that clear to you guys and gals up North?
Ah well the wife is calling, she's not well, it is but a cold, so it's up the wooden hill with a cuppa, but hang on I've been up for ages on the PD forum and the tea's warm, but not hot, well that's another mess up, up here in North Hampshire.
Ah well, off to the well to top up but an old kettle.
Well that's but another ???? up I suppose ?
Well, well, you've done well. Good you've not given up.Let's up the odds that someone else will find another word after but. No ifs or buts , I'm sure I'm right. Well but, let's find out. Up , up, and away...
' Right' let us be' Clear' about that.
There are two here for someone ?
Oh no ' here' is another one!