VOCABULARY

 

  • hand in OR hand up?

Incorrect: I somehow managed to hand up the assignment on time. 

Correct: I somehow managed to hand in the assignment on time. 

When you give a piece of written work to a teacher, you hand it in: ‘Remember to hand in your exercise books before leaving the room.’

 

 

 

  • fetch OR take?

Incorrect: Eventually, I had to get a taxi to fetch me to the hospital.

Correct: Eventually, I had to get a taxi to take me to the hospital.

If you fetch someone, you go somewhere to get them and then bring them back again: ‘At what time do you fetch your children from school?’

 

 

 

  • raise OR raise up?

Incorrect: The government wishes to raise up the standard of health.

Correct: The government wishes to raise the standard of health.

Adding up after raise is redundant.