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    ostap77 is offline Key Member
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    Default haven't seen someome for a while

    Suppose you haven't seen someome for a while. Is it correct to ask?

    "What's has happened to you recently?"

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    "What's been happening to you recently?" Grammatically correct?

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    Default Re: haven't seen someome for a while

    WRONG ANSWER SORRY -according to Riquecohen

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    I'd go for the first but in this way: "What's happened to you recently/lately?
    Last edited by philadelphia; 25-Oct-2010 at 12:23.

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    Default Re: haven't seen someome for a while

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose you haven't seen someome for a while. Is it correct to ask?

    "What's has happened to you recently?"

    OR

    "What's been happening to you recently?" Grammatically correct?
    In the context you´ve provided, the second sentence is the correct one. In a different context, the first one could be correct. "Your behavior has gotten worse this week. What has happened to you recently?"

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    Default Re: haven't seen someome for a while

    Something like 'What have you been up to?' sounds more natural to me.

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    Default Re: haven't seen someome for a while

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Something like 'What have you been up to?' sounds more natural to me.
    could this sentence be applied on things like

    1-after meeting up with a friend after long time could I say tell me what have you been up to<<< in this context would it mean what is your recent news?

    2-not understanding someone's certain behavior would it be correct what you have been up to<< in this context I mean i'm not able to understand you

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