Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

1. What is the difference between saying:

a) "Biigie bad wolf, are you going TO EAT me UP?

and

b) ""Biigie bad wolf, are you going TO EAT me?"

2. What is the difference between saying:

a) "I LAUGHED OFF."

and

b) "I LAUGHED."

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There's no such word as ""Biigie" in standard English.

  • 2 months ago

    In your first example, the difference is relatively subtle.

    To eat something up is to gobble every bit of it as quickly as you can. To eat includes just eating some but not all, and doesn't imply speed or lack of manners.

    Example: Children eat broccoli, but they eat up candy.

    In your second example, the meanings are very different. I laughed is literal, the speaker laughing aloud at something he found funny or amusing. To laugh something off is to trivialize it by laughing as if it's amusing or funny when it is not.

    Example: Grandma laughed off my skinned elbow.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

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