Are 'take up' and 'pick up on' interchangeable? in these following two sentences? I'd like to pick up on your last comment. I'll take up the story where Tim had left off.
Jul 20, 2014 7:22 PM
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In most cases the answer is no, but there is one exception. Info from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: take something <-> up 8) to return to an earlier subject or situation in order to continue it pick up on something 2) return to a point that has already been mentioned or discussed Note that use #8 of take up something is the same as use #2 of pick up on something.
July 20, 2014
I see you've added examples. Those suit the dictionary entries I posted about.
July 20, 2014
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