can I say "clear up the garbage" or only a place (like a room, a house, a lake) can be "cleared up"?
Apr 24, 2016 5:54 PM
Answers · 6
This might be a bit regional. I wouldn't say "clear up the garbage' but I know people who do say that.
April 25, 2016
You would probably say "clean up the garbage". You can also clean up a room, or a house, or I guess even a lake if there was trash in it. When you say "clear up", this means either getting rid of clutter, or making something easier to understand. I could say "clear up the purpose of this presentation", meaning make the purpose of the presentation easier to understand.
April 24, 2016
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