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    #1

    ..are up to.. phrasal verb

    Dear forum mates!

    Could you explain the meaning of the following:

    Let us see what the republicans are up to.

    Does this mean what the republicans are intend to do or suggest?

    Is that a pharsal verb and do you use "up to" as well?

    Thanks a lot for your time and effort!

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    Re: ..are up to.. phrasal verb

    Not a teacher

    I've seen it as meaning "doing".

    Let's see what they are up to/doing.


    M.

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    Smile Re: ..are up to.. phrasal verb

    are up to means doing or planning
    in this sentence---what the republicans are doing or planning their intension.
    thank you

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    #4

    Re: ..are up to.. phrasal verb

    Thanks guys. I was guessing that from the context. As I try to implement phrasals, I want to make sure to know them before using them

    What are you up to? = What are you planning to do?

    Thanks again and have a nice day!

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    #5

    Re: ..are up to.. phrasal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Anindo View Post
    "Are up to" means doing or planning.

    In this sentence, what the Republicans are doing or planning. their intension.

    Thank you
    Hi Anindo

    Your answer was correct but please ensure you do 2 things:

    1) Make it clear you're not a teacher/native speaker
    2) Ensure correct capitalisation and punctuation in your posts.

    Thank you.

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    Re: ..are up to.. phrasal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by virus99 View Post
    Thanks guys. I was guessing that from the context. As I try to implement phrasals, I want to make sure to know them before using them

    What are you up to? = What are you planning to do? 'What are you up to' can also mean what are you doing now (as mentioned earlier).

    For example:
    Tom: Hi Mark, what are you doing?
    Mark: I'm baking a cake.


    Thanks again and have a nice day!
    Not a teacher only a native.

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