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    #1

    What are you doing up?

    What is the difference in the meaning in below written sentence?

    What are you doing up?
    Or
    What are you doing?

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    #2

    Re: What are you doing up?

    The first asks why the person is awake at a time when you expected them to be asleep.
    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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    #3

    Re: What are you doing up?

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    What is the difference in the meaning in below written of the following sentences?
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