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    #1

    Usage

    Hello dear teachers,
    I am new to this forum.Please help me out.
    "What are you upto?"
    Does it mean
    "What do you want?"
    or
    "What are you doing?"
    Thanks

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    Re: Usage

    Welcome to the board, tipu.

    It means 'What are you doing?'

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    Re: Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Hello dear teachers,
    I am new to this forum.Please help me out.
    "What are you upto?"
    Does it mean
    "What do you want?"
    or
    "What are you doing?"
    Thanks

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I think that it depends on the context (how the expression is

    being used).

    (a) For example, sometimes "What are you up to?"

    means something like: What are you planning to do? (Usually

    something "bad.")

    (i) The leader of country X has been speaking very strangely

    recently. I wonder what he is up to.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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    Re: Usage

    Did you notice that post of the responses corrected "up to" to be two words?
    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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