Phrasal verb TAKE UP

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    TAKE UP

    1. To take up something (or take something up) is to start doing a particular, activity, job or hobby etc.

    Examples of use:

    1. My grandmother has taken up knitting.
    2. I’ve recently taken up photography.
    3. You’re good at writing stories. Why don’t you take it up as a career?
    4. He took up stamp collecting when he was a boy.

     

    2. To take up something (or take something up) is to shorten a piece of clothing, such as a dress or trousers.

    Examples of use:

    1. My new trousers are too long – I need to take them up.
    2. My wedding dress had to be taken up 10cm.
    3. Your skirt is a bit long. Shall I take it up for you?

     

    This phrasal verb has additional meanings – you can find some of them here.

     

    infinitivetake up
    present simpletake up and takes up
    -ing formtaking up
    past simpletook up
    past participletaken up

     

    Practise your English and write a sentence using this phrasal verb. Think of a suitable response to this question using the phrasal verb take up.

    8. Do you have any hobbies?

    I’ve recently _______________________________________________

     

     

     

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