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    Dear teachers

    Please, which sentence is correct:

    However fast you run, I will catch up with you.
    However fast you run, I will catch you.

    Thank you very much. KP

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    Re: catch

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    Dear teachers

    Please, which sentence is correct:

    However fast you run, I will catch up with you.
    However fast you run, I will catch you.

    Thank you very much. KP
    They're both correct. The first uses the phrasal verb "to catch up with".

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    Re: catch

    Thank you very much, Raymott
    Please, can you also explain the difference in meaning??? Do they both mean the same thing...or is there a slight difference?
    Thank you KP

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    Re: catch

    The first one ("catch up with you") implies that I'm going to be where you are, to run alongside you.

    The second one ("catch you") implies that I'm going to be able to grab you.

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