In this blog post I will try to help you understand the English phrasal verb to add up to.
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Let’s be honest phrasal verbs are a bit of nuisance!
As you know a phrasal verb is two word phrase made up of a verb + adverb or a verb + preposition, and the thing that makes phrasal verbs a nuisance is the fact that the actual meaning of the induvial verb and adverb/preposition usually has nothing to do with the meaning of phrasal verb combination!
The phrasal verb “add up to” combines the verb “to add” with the preposition “up to”, and is very easy to understand because this is one of the few phrasal verbs that means what it says!
Add up to means both equal and result
“After one round of gymnastics your score adds up to 15”
“Your purchases add up to €20.20
We also use the phrasal verb to add up to when we want to describe a result of an action.
“As a result of your actions with the router we no longer have internet access”
“As a result of his actions in the F1 races over the last few years Sebastian Vettel is now one of the greatest drivers of all time.”
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Text Tutor Feargal 4th September 2016
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