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    #1

    where do you up to?

    when do we use this phrase?" where do you up to?"

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    #2

    Re: where do you up to?

    Quote Originally Posted by asal-F View Post
    When do we use this phrase? "Where do you up to?"
    Never. I have no idea what it means.

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    #3

    Re: where do you up to?

    What are you up to? = What are you doing right now?
    What do you do? = What is your occupation.
    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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    #4

    Re: where do you up to?

    Hello.

    I have never heard this phrase "what are you up to". Is it common?

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: where do you up to?

    Where are you up to? = How far through the book/film etc have you reached?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: where do you up to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I have never heard this phrase "what are you up to". Is it common?

    Thanks.

    Very common.

    You walk up to your friend, who is sitting with electrical parts all around him.
    You: Hey, Boris, what are you up to?
    (I'm trying to repair my alarm clock.)

    You come upon your daughter, who has made a complete mess in the kitchen but appears quite happy.
    You, trying not to sound alarmed: Hi honey. Um... what are you up to?
    (I have to bring cupcakes to school tomorrow and I'm doing it all by myself!)

    You see a friend you haven't seen in a couple months
    Hey, ems! What have you been up to lately?
    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: where do you up to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hey, ems! What have you been up to lately?
    Thanks for asking! Not been up to much, just some corrections of capitalisation and punctuation!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: where do you up to?

    As usual .
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #9

    Re: where do you up to?

    Does "What are you up to" have a slight negative connotation to it? Because there is "He is up to no good".

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    #10

    Re: where do you up to?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Does "What are you up to" have a slight negative connotation to it? Because there is "He is up to no good".
    No, there is nothing negative about asking what someone is or has been up to.

    My God! What are you doing?! -- This has a negative connotation.
    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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