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    I am up to see you

    At the end of a conversation a man says: "I am up to see you", what does he want to say?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    At the end of a conversation a man says: "I am up to see you", what does he want to say?

    Thanks a lot.

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    He is on the roof so that he can see his interlocutor.

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    He is on the roof so that he can see his interlocutor.
    Are you serious?

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Are you serious?
    What do you suspect? It is a possible, although not the default, interpretation of the OPs sentence.

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    At the end of a conversation a man says: "I am up to see you", what does he want to say?

    Thanks a lot.

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    This doesn't make sense at the end of a conversation.

    I'm up for a visit = I'm visiting in this place so I can visit with [someone]. You might hear this as "Yeah, I'm up to see my mom, help her with a few things around the house, etc."

    There is also "I'm up for a visit" meaning "I feel well enough to have a visitor." [Perhaps the person has been home sick in bed for a while.]


    It doesn't make sense to me to say "I am up to see you" at the end of a conversation.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    This doesn't make sense at the end of a conversation.

    I'm up for a visit = I'm visiting in this place so I can visit with [someone]. You might hear this as "Yeah, I'm up to see my mom, help her with a few things around the house, etc."

    There is also "I'm up for a visit" meaning "I feel well enough to have a visitor." [Perhaps the person has been home sick in bed for a while.]


    It doesn't make sense to me to say "I am up to see you" at the end of a conversation.
    I heard the person said that sentence twice, one time to another person and one time to myself. I coundn't figure out what he wanted to say. Maybe he meant to say that he wanted to see us again?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Perhaps he was inviting you to visit him. Had he been ill or something like that? Or really busy? And now he's saying "This is a good time to come visit me." Maybe.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Perhaps he was inviting you to visit him. Had he been ill or something like that? Or really busy? And now he's saying "This is a good time to come visit me." Maybe.
    No, he hadn't. He was a guess of our department so we had had several discussions about our businesses. This was the first time I met him thus maybe it wasn't an invitation for a visit.

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    Re: I am up to see you

    Then he must simply mean that he has traveled (He is up) to visit you in person.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I am up to see you

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    Then he must simply mean that he has traveled (He is up) to visit you in person.
    What does "to visit someone in person" mean? Thank you.

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