What is the Meaning of the English Phrasal Verb
If something adds up, it makes sense. It is probable or correct.
1. My co-worker’s home is twice the size of mine. He drives a new expensive car, and dresses in very expensive clothes. We have the same job, I know we earn the same amount of money, and we are both single. It doesn’t add up.
2. She says she is working a lot of overtime, but she never has any money. It doesn’t add up.
Note: In Canada, if you work more than 40 hours in a week, you receive a higher wage for the extra hours. (This is called overtime wages, or overtime.)
add up something
add something up
to look at the total of all the details (e.g., the information, numbers, etc.)
Examples of ADD UP in Sentences:
1. All those chocolates I have been eating are adding up. I’ve gained two pounds!
2. I think you should add up these numbers again.
3. When I add everything up, I think it would be best if I worked from home.
|present participle||ADDING UP|
|past participle||ADDED UP|