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  • Hi @Antaryamin, Yes, I agree with David - judging from this context 'put up' is literal, i.e. 'put up' somewhere for people to see. Posted on a noticeboard is a good suggestion, or it could also mean that something was uploaded to a website, as in …
  • Hi @Hector_Hernandez, In this situation, context is important. 'My sister goes to the school' isn't incorrect, but it does imply that you are talking about a specific school. For example, you might say 'my sister goes to the school that I went to w…