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Hello, I have questions related to the grammars and vocabularies in the following sentences.

If you answer my questions, I thank you for answering.

Q1. One time I was at my grandpa Cassil’s farm when he was going to [pick up a new beagle puppy/pick a new beagle puppy up]. My cousin and I went with him to get the puppy, and on the way back to the house, we started talking about [how/what] to name him. Grandpa said that we could call him anything we wanted, so we decided to name that dog Blaze.

In the first question, I know 'pick up a new beagle puppy' is grammatically correct, but is 'pick a new beagle puppy up' grammatically incorrect or unnatural?

In the second question, I know 'what' is correct, but is ‘how’ grammatically correct or are there any situation where the word 'how' is used naturally?

Q2. Her successful performance made her mother on top of the world.

Her successful performance made her mother feel on top of the world.

In the above two sentences, I wonder which one is correct or natural, both or either.

Please reply.

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Juniper KimIn the first question, I know 'pick up a new beagle puppy' is grammatically correct, but is 'pick a new beagle puppy up' grammatically incorrect or unnatural?

It is perhaps more clumsy, as it separates out 'pick' and 'up', but there's nothing wrong with it. It is a common way of saying it in British English.

Juniper KimIn the second question, I know 'what' is correct, but is ‘how’ grammatically correct or are there any situation where the word 'how' is used naturally?

Using 'how' changes the meaning. Yes, you could use it, but I would not do so. It would mean that you were discussing HOW to name him, in other words 'by what method'. You may have discussed whether you should all think of a name, then pull one out of a hat, or have a vote, or name him after the first thing you see... It's not about what his name is, it's about how you will decide what his name is going to be.

Juniper KimQ2. Her successful performance made her mother on top of the world.

Not really - it doesn't sound natural.

Juniper KimHer successful performance made her mother feel on top of the world.

Much more natural.

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I sincerely appreciate your answer.

Have a great day!

Suddenly, a question related to the former question occurred to me.

He was going to pick a puppy up.

Is the above sentence somewhat clumsy, compared to 'to pick up a puppy'

Please reply.

Juniper KimQ1. One time

This is wordy considering that once would be enough.

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It is a little clumsy - but still fairly natural English.