Up to or Upto – Which one is correct?

The words “Up to” and the word “Upto” are used by the people in their daily writing. Have you ever thought which one is correct either up to or upto? It is noted that the word “Upto” is misspelled. There is no such word in the English dictionary. “Up to” is correct. It is two words.

Example: Timothy counted upto nineteen.

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This is the wrong sentence due to misspelled word “upto”.

Example: Timothy counted up to nineteen.

This is the correct sentence.

Example: This question paper is upto standard.

This is the wrong sentence due to misspelled word “upto”.

Example: This question paper is up to standard.

This is the correct sentence.

Why people use Upto?

People generally tally words from existing words. As we have words like into or onto or unto. So people draw inference from such words that “Up to” should be written as “Upto” by combining words “up” and “to”. This is a wrong conclusion. The correct one is “Up to“.

Using Up to in a Sentence

  1. He will count up to five.
  2. This girl can count up to fifty.
  3. It is up to you.
  4. Salman can run up to 50 Kilometers.
  5. It is up to me whether I go there or not.
  6. I will wait for Samar up to Sunday.
  7. It is up to you whether you wait or come again after sometimes.

I think this explanation will help you understand this misconception and learn the correct usage of the word “Up to“.

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