@Tuna_Bites Thanks a lot! So when “up” means over, the word “time” is needed? Could you come up with some examples with “up” meaning over but without using “time”? (This is what I actually asked for. I’m sorry I didn’t make it clear in my original question.)
@FushigiNashi Yes, that’s exactly what I was trying to say, “depleted”. Thank you! I have one more question though. Did you omit “paper” in the sentence “Turn in your test”? You know I’m not a native English speaker, so I use the patterns in my language to form English sentences sometimes. “Test paper” makes more sense to me in the third sentence. So is it OK and also common to omit “paper” in English?
@FushigiNashi Noted. I also know a similar situation, which is “I threw the used Kleenex in the trash”. So in Chinese only “trash can” makes sense, but in English it’s OK to omit “can” here. 😂 Also, please tell me if my example sentence sounds natural. Send you many thanks in advance.