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  1. #1
    kltakky Guest

    Tense Question

    Dear Teachers,

    Which should be the correct sentence:
    1. I will continue following up the pending issues. OR
    2. I will continue follow up the pending issues.

    Or both sentences are wrong. Any better way to reword them?

    Your help is greatly valued.

    Regards,
    KLTAKKY

  2. #2
    Will Guest
    IMHO, I think it should be "I will continue to follow up the pending issues."

  3. #3
    lucyarliwu Guest

    Re: Tense Question

    Quote Originally Posted by kltakky
    Dear Teachers,

    Which should be the correct sentence:
    1. I will continue following up the pending issues. OR
    2. I will continue follow up the pending issues.

    Or both sentences are wrong. Any better way to reword them?

    Your help is greatly valued.

    Regards,
    KLTAKKY


    Hi KLTAKKY!

    I'd love to use the first sentence:
    I will continue following up the pending issues.

    Hope it helps!

    Lucy wu

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    "I will continue to follow up on the pending issues."

    If you check, I think you will find that the phrasal verb is follow up on. (Follow up returned considerably more "hits" than follow up on (from a Google search), but most of those were, I think, either nouns or adjectives.)

    You could also say:

    "I will continue to keep track of the pending issues."

    Or:

    "I will continue to keep informed of the pending issues."

    Or:

    "I will continue to keep up with things."

    Or:

    "I will make sure to keep informed of continuing developments."

    Or:

    "I will stay current. I won't let anything get past me."

    (You can't really follow up on something that is pending. (If it's pending it hasn't happened yet.) Something like "keep track of new developments" would make more sense to me.)

    :)

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    kltakky Guest

    Thanks

    I would like to express my zillion thank you to Will, Lucy and RonBee.
    Really have learned from you wonderful people.

    Best regards,
    Kltakky

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    Re: Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by kltakky
    I would like to express my zillion thank you to Will, Lucy and RonBee.
    Really have learned from you wonderful people.

    Best regards,
    Kltakky
    You are welcome, Kltakky! :)

    Lucy wu

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    Hi, Lucy and welcome, Kltakky.

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