go over/up to

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Chinese - China
The girl goes over to Danny’s table. She sees a piece of wood with a red flag.

(from an English textbook for junior high school students in China, co-published by DC Canada Education Publishing and Hebei Education Press)

I wonder if the ‘over’ could be replaced with ‘up’.

Many thanks in advance.
  • Barque

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    Yes, but the meaning would change slightly.

    Goes over to the table - goes across the intervening distance to the table.
    Goes up to the table - goes towards the table till he/she reaches the table.

    Here's an earlier thread: Walk up to/Go up to VS Walk over/Go over to
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    Sixties Mod
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    The previous thread helpfully linked to above should answer this question for you. If you feel it doesn't, please re-post it there or in any other relevant thread.

    I'm closing this thread in order to avoid increasing the number of threads on the same topic. DonnyB - moderator.
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