(Lovers of the English Language might enjoy this)
How do non-natives ever learn all the nuances of English? There is a two-letter word, and that word is "UP". 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 come UP/ 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, and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers, and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house, and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the 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, 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 the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the pages, and can add up to a;bout thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of many ways UP 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 wets UP the earth, When it doesn't 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, so time to shut UP!
Hope you enjoyed this, I had fun with it, and even though it took tremendous writing, It did not wipe me out completely. I am doing good, better every day, and hope to be able to attend church Sunday, looking for ward to that too. I did get my staples removed and all seems to be healing well. Thanks again for all the prayers you have prayed on my behalf.