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Language Refresher 84: Pick vs Pick up

Cambridge Dictionary  gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use pick and pick-up

 

 

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(1) Pick means ‘remove small pieces of something from something else, usually with your hands’

Ex. Let’s go into the garden and pick some flowers for the dinner table.  (Not: … pick up some flowers …)

 -Pick can also mean ‘choose’:

 Ex. Have a look at these photos of the walking trip. Pick the ones you want and give me   back the rest.

 


 

(2) Pick up means ‘lift something up using your hands’:

Ex. I’m tired of picking up your clothes from the floor! Can’t you hang them up properly in the wardrobe?

 

-We can also use pick up to mean ‘go to a place and bring something or someone back’:

 

Ex. Let me know what time your flight arrives. I can pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel.

 


 

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