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Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
I usually say:


I get at 6 o'clock every morning.


But can I say:


I am up at 6 o'clock every morning?


I got a phrase "be up", according to the Chinese, it means "get up".


Thanks
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Yes, you can say "I am up at six o'clock every morning" or "I get up at six o'clock every morning". These two sentences basically mean the same thing. However, saying "I get up at six every morning" emphasizes the act of getting up.
     
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