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I just want to understand the difference between "Following up on & Following on from". Is it exactly the same meaning?

Here you have an example:

  • Following on from your email below
  • Following up on your email below

Is there any difference between them?

Thanks in advance.

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"To follow on from something" means to happen after something, and often as the next part or stage of it (Macmillan):

  • Following on from last year’s success, we’ll be offering other similar courses.
  • What I’m going to say follows on from what Elizabeth was saying.

"To follow up on something" means (Merriam Webster) to do something in response to (something) : to take appropriate action about (something)

He says that the police failed to follow up on his complaints.

So, Following on from your email below would mean that you are continuing a chain of meaning or information, whereas Following up on your email below would mean that you are simply responding to that email.

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