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    Smile catch you vs catch up with you

    Hello

    I know these two have the same meaning.

    What is the nuisance difference of these two?
    ex) 1. I'll catch you
    2. I'll catch up with you

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    Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    Hi, I am not an English teacher, but as a native speaker I will comment. The two sentences actually could have very different meanings.

    "I'll catch you." means "I will capture you"
    ex. The policemen yelled at the escaping burglar, "Someday, I'll catch you!"

    "I'll catch up with you." can have two distinct meanings:

    1. to overtake or draw even with someone, as in a race
    ex. "You are ahead of me in speaking English but someday I'll catch up with you"

    2. It also is an idiom meaning to hear the lastest news or gossip from someone, to have an informal conversation.
    ex. "I can't talk now, but I really want to hear what happened at the party. I'll catch up with you tomorrow." {we will have a conversation about the party tomorrow}

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    Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    Thanks luschen

    Your explanation is really good!

    But I meant to say these as "I'll see you later"...

    Can these be the same?

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    Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Thanks luschen

    Your explanation is really good!

    But I meant to say these as "I'll see you later"...

    Can these be the same?
    First of all, you wrote "What is the nuisance difference of these two?". Nuisance is a wrong word here.

    Secondly, neither can be used at the end of the conversation. The phrase is "catch you later".

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    Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    The word I wanted to say is "nuance"..lol

    Thanks!

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    Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    Hi mokbon

    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    What I assume you meant, rather than "nuisance", was "nuance" (i.e. subtle difference).

    "I'll catch you later" works for me, in context, as meaning "I'll talk to you later [when we have more time]."

    Hope this helps
    R21

    PS Looks like you beat me to it!

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    Smile Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hope this helps
    R21
    PS Looks like you beat me to it!
    Well thanks R21

    I gonna slightly beat your shoulder if you come to Korea!
    (It means "Good job")

    I still wonder what the difference of these:D

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    Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    Hi

    If you are still wondering, then maybe this would help:

    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would regard:
    1. I'll catch you later
    2. I'll catch up with you later
    as both being valid and meaning, as luschen says in item 2 (paraphrased):

    "2. ...... to meet later, informally, to catch up on the latest news or gossip
    ex. "I can't talk now, but I really want to hear what happened at the party. I'll catch up with you tomorrow." {we will have a conversation about the party tomorrow} "

    Hope this helps
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    Re: catch you vs catch up with you

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    The phrase is "catch you later".
    In BrE, you can say I'll catch you later or simply Catch you later.

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