I realized that I spend a lot of time focusing on grammar, so let’s take a quick look at some words that start with up.
Ups and downs – good points and bad points.
– How’s your new job?
– Well, it has its ups and downs.
Upside down – in a reversed position.
This photo is upside down.
upbringing – the education we get when we’re growing up.
My parents were sometimes strict and studying at school was tough but I think I got a good upbringing.
uproar – a public expression of protest or anger.
When Salman Rushdie released his “The Satanic Verses” book, it caused an uproar in Islamic countries.
Poor man, Iran wants him dead…
upshot – conclusion, result.
The upshot of the meeting was signing a partnership agreement between the companies.
upsurge – a quick rise.
There’s been an upsurge in terrorist attacks around the world over the last 6 years.
Now, let’s try putting those words into sentences:
In which contexts would you use these words and what examples can you come up with? I’d love to hear some of your ideas in the comments 🙂