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    #1

    catch up with somebody on something

    Is this sentence correct?

    At 12 o’clock, we have Break – it’s lunchtime and a chance to catch up with all my mates on the latest news.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: catch up with somebody on something

    Yup!

    A minor question: Should Break be a proper noun? When there's a choice, I usually avoid capitals. But it's your call.

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    Re: catch up with somebody on something

    Yes, thank you, I doubted about the capital letter. Do we need an article before break then? And what about the sentence itself - is it correct (now that I've changed it)?

    At 12 o’clock, we have a break – it’s lunchtime and a chance to catch up with all my mates on the latest news.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #4

    Re: catch up with somebody on something

    Can 'on' be replaced with 'about' in the OP's sentence?

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    Re: catch up with somebody on something

    Yes, but 'on' is more natural.

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    #6

    Re: catch up with somebody on something

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Do we need an article before break then?
    In most cases, it would sound better to me with the article a. If it's someone talking about the mid-morning break in school, then it would be OK without in BrE.

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