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What Are You "Saving Up" For?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

save upAre you good at saving money? Do you use a bank account or do you save your money under your mattress?

Today's everyday English verb is "save up."

Here is a sample sentence:


I can't go shopping because I am saving up for a trip to India.




To Save Up


  • What does it mean? This is just another way to say that you are saving money. We add the "up" just to emphasize the point.
  • Grammar tip: Do not separate "save" and "up" when you use this verb. The thing that you are "saving up" for always goes after the verb (see examples below)
  • Examples: "I am saving up for a nice dinner out." or "How long will it take to save up for college?"



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