get out of / get up from / stood up from / stood from

Discussion in 'English Only' started by wanabee, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. wanabee Senior Member

    Dear all,

    He got out of his chair.
    He got up from his chair.
    He sood from his chair.
    He stood up from his chair.

    I made up the sentences.
    I think only the first one suggests that his chair had a back and/or armrests; the others have no implications on that point.

    I would like you to provide some comments on my assumption above.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Hello, wanabee. If you want to imply that the chair had a back and armrests, I think you're right. Only the first one - he got out of his chair - does a good job of suggesting that the chair had a back and armrests. In my opinion, English-speakers here in the US aren't big on implying things. They usually come right out and say things directly.
  3. wanabee Senior Member

    Thank you very much, owlman5.:)
  4. rhitagawr

    rhitagawr Senior Member

    British English
    I agree with owlman5. The third OP sentence isn't right.

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