Hi!Can you stay for some tea? It's been so long. We have some catching up to do.
have some catching up to do=?
(some catching/ up to do OR some catching up/ to do)
Thank you, 2006.
Catching up = latest things that happened? = Definition 4 (as below?)
catch up - definition of catch up by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.catch up
1. To move fast enough to attain the same progress as another; draw even:
2. To become equal or on a par with another:
3. To bring an activity to completion or to a state of currentness:
4. To bring (another) up to date; brief:
5. To seize or lift suddenly:
a. To involve, often unwillingly:
b. To captivate; enthrall:
You have to be a bit careful. "catch up" is a phrasal verb and "catching up" as used in your first post is a gerund noun, and their uses are different.
"Catching up" does not mean the 'latest things that happened'. But if you were away for a while, you will probably need some catching up on the latest things that happened.
#3 is the best of the "catch up" definitions to describe "catching up": Bringing an activity to completion or to a state of currentness.
Thank you very much for your help.