LS Refresher 84: Pick vs. Pick up

Cambridge Dictionary  gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use pick and pick-up

Pick means ‘remove small pieces of something from something else, usually with your hands’.

Example: Let’s go into the garden and pick some flowers for the dinner table.  (Not: … pick up some flowers …)

 – Pick can also mean ‘choose’.

 Example: Have a look at these photos of the walking trip. Pick the ones you want and give me   back the rest.

Pick up means ‘lift something up using your hands’.

Example: I’m tired of picking up your clothes from the floor! Can’t you hang them up properly in the wardrobe?

– We can also use pick up to mean ‘go to a place and bring something or someone back’.

Example: Let me know what time your flight arrives. I can pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel.

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