There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.

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eiris
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There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.

Post by eiris » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:35 am

There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.I can't understand why the "up" is here.Could you do me a favor?

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Re: There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.

Post by cyborg » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:02 pm

eiris wrote:There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.I can't understand why the "up" is here.Could you do me a favor?
Dance to be held or
Dance show will be held

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Re: There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.

Post by byron » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:54 pm

eiris wrote:There is a dance up at Crosby's barn tonight.I can't understand why the "up" is here.Could you do me a favor?
You are correct in your questioning the use of the word 'up' in this way. On the face of it the useage would seem incorrect and unneccessary. However this is a just a case of common useage. It's just the way native English speakers talk. As we all know, there is the way we learn to speak in English from a text book and the way people speak on the street.

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