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    "come up with"

    I do not know how to use "come up with"
    Does it has the same meaning of "catch up with" ?





    I can catch up with the speed of lesson.
    I can come up with the speed of lesson.

    You can go first because I can come up.
    You can go first because I can catch up.


    Are they the same?

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    Re: "come up with"

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    I do not know how to use "come up with"
    Does it have the same meaning as "catch up with" ?
    No, it has a different meaning: It means (more or less) 'to produce.'

    I have tried to think of a suitable present for my mother on her birthday, but I just can't come up with any good ideas.

    We didn't think we could pay the rent, but, at the last minute, John came up with the money.


    I can catch up with the speed of lesson.
    I can come up with the speed of lesson. no.

    You can go first because I can come up. no.
    'to come up' is different than 'to come up with'
    You can go first because I can catch up.


    Are they the same? No, and it's important to keep in mind that 'to come up,' 'to come by,' 'to come up to,' 'to come up with,' 'to come along,' etc., all have different meanings, and have both figurative and literal meanings as well.

    thanks
    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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    Re: "come up with"

    Im not a teacher!


    I do not know how to use "come up with"
    Does it has the same meaning of "catch up with" ?

    Hi Kelvin123,

    Here are a few words concerning the matter in question:

    We can always depend on John Smith to come up with a good solution for any problem we might have.

    come up with = offer

    I won't be able to buy this car, because I cannot come up with the down payment you require.

    come up with = to produce on demand

    How on earth did you come up with such a brilliant idea?

    I hope you can come up with a better plan than this.

    come up with = find, invent, make up, produce, discover

    I had to run to come up with her.

    We shall have to work hard to come up with the other firm.

    come up with = catch with = gain on = overtake

    Regards,

    V.

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