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    Arrow what is accurate sense?

    Hello,I need to know what is the most accurate sense of the sentence" what's up" Actually it is usally taken in two sense, like it means ''What have you done today:
    Jack: Hello Robert, what's up?
    Robert: Hi Jack, oh not much. I played football today.
    Simutaneously, it is used to ask"what's going on"
    Jack: Hello Robert, what's up?
    Robert: Hi Jack, oh not much, i am just doing my assignment.
    I am actually confused about the tense.
    May i also know that if we can use "would" as "used to", and how we can avoid its repetition as in the following passage:
    " i have a great respect for my father's profession Actually when he used to go to work , i also used to go with him. I used to look at him doing his work. I really used to like the smell of the newly built houses" {In fact, if we use past tense instead of "used to" it indicates that the activity took place in the past but it doesn't indicate that the activity took place gradually or it was a routine}
    Thanx.
    Last edited by sweetaish; 07-Aug-2005 at 22:42.

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    Re: what is accurate sense?

    What's up is a very very common phrase people use when they bump into each other. It's very much like saying:

    what's new?
    What have you been up to lately?
    Any news?
    what's going on?
    Have you been busy doing something lately?

    That's basically it.

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