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wait up and wait ;set off and set;meet up and meet; kick off and kick
Why I should add those prepositions instead of just wait, set,meet,kick?
I cannot figure out those prepositions. like meet up.
Another question that needs your help is that what is the difference between in two days and after two days.
Thanks for your help.
May 11, 2020 4:12 AM
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To answer your question:

If you put a preposition after each of these verbs, the meanings change as they become different verbs. They are called phrasal verbs and there are many different of them.

For examplet you put to wait or to wait up

To wait: when you say wait your asking people to stay there or be patient when saying wait up your asking someone to slow down

To wait up: it's used if you want to say that you will delay sleeping until someone arrives or something happens. For example "I'm going to wait up all night until my mother comes home = not go to sleep until they arrive home".

The other examples you gave also change the meaning when you add the preposition at the end.

I hope this helps:)

May 11, 2020
To further complicate things, you can use the exclamation "Wait up!" if you are trying to keep up with someone who is accelerating away from you or you can't go fast enough to catch. Usually on foot.
May 11, 2020
How does the phrase meet up mean?
May 11, 2020
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